Dire prediction for SA beef exports after foot-and-mouth outbreak

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- businesslive.co.za | 7 days ago

China, which imports on average 710f SA’s wool, imposed a ban for months, which weighed on the industry.

The wool sector’s exports are worth twice that of beef in value terms, averaging $308m over the past five years and all this was at risk during the ban. Foot-and-mouth disease broke out in Limpopo in 2019, resulting in the World Organisation for Animal Health temporarily suspending SA’s disease-free zone status.

Neighbouring countries including Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, eSwatini and Mozambique announced a ban on SA meat imports pending the containment of the disease.

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