Log in
Log in
Or log in with
GoogleGoogle
Twitter Twitter
Facebook Facebook
Apple Apple     
Sign up
Or log in with
GoogleGoogle
Twitter Twitter
Facebook Facebook
Apple Apple     
News
All NewsCompaniesIndexesCurrency / ForexCommoditiesCryptocurrenciesETFInterest RatesEconomyThemesSectors 

S.Africa suspends cattle movement to control foot and mouth disease

08/16/2022 | 10:07am EST
Workers drive cattle past a 'private property' sign, at a farm in Eikenhof

(Reuters) - The South African government has put a hold on all movement of cattle in the country except for slaughter due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the agricultural ministry said on Tuesday.

The suspension will last 21 days and will then be reviewed on a weekly basis, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, said in a statement.

The movement of livestock from one property to another will not be allowed for any reason during this period, with the exception of their slaughter at registered abattoirs and for ritual purposes, Didiza said.

South Africa currently has 116 cases of foot and mouth disease. While the disease does not pose a threat to the human population, it is a highly contagious animal disease which affects cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

The minister added that the ban is only applicable to cattle, but cautioned the public to be vigilant regarding other cloven-hoofed animals for signs of the disease.

(Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)


ę Reuters 2022
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
DOW JONES AFRICA TITANS 50 INDEX -0.88% 468.73 Real-time Quote.-12.08%
DOW JONES SOUTH AFRICA(ZAR) 0.24% 1992.11 Real-time Quote.1.13%
FEEDER CATTLE FUTURE (GF) - CMG/C1 0.55% 183.45 End-of-day quote.9.33%
LIVE CATTLE FUTURE (LE) - CMG/C1 -0.08% 153.225 End-of-day quote.9.77%
S&P AFRICA 40 INDEX -0.90% 153.99 Real-time Quote.-11.26%
Latest news "Economy"
03:52pTrump organization found guilty on all counts it faced in new yo…
RE
03:49pTrump organization found guilty of scheme to defraud tax authori…
RE
03:49pUpdate 2-Trump's company convicted of scheme to defraud tax authorities
RE
03:47pJury reaches verdict in trump tax fraud trial- judge…
RE
03:43pChile investigates hepatitis A-tainted raspberries recalled in U.S.
RE
03:43pStocks slide, dollar gains as market gauges Fed's rate policy
RE
03:43p30-Year Treasury Yield Falls to 3.521% -- Data Talk
DJ
03:43p10-Year Treasury Yield Falls to 3.512% -- Data Talk
DJ
03:43p2-Year Treasury Yield Falls to 4.358% -- Data Talk
DJ
03:40pSOFTS-Arabica coffee climbs buoyed by slow producer selling
RE
Latest news "Economy"