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Foot and Mouth Disease: Molemole Outbreak Follow up Report

24 August 2020

1. Introduction and summary

An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (in the previous FMD free zone was detected on 1 November 20 19. In total 19 positive locations were identified mainly through traceback and trace forward exercises.  The last positive location was reported to the OIE on 26
February 2020 and more than 6 months have passed since the clinical endpoint on most affected properties.  The process of resolving the outbreak is ongoing and quarantine has been lifted on 9 of the 19 positive locations.

2. Affected locations

The 19 positive locations include commercial cattle breeding farms and cattle feedlots, as well as a community farm. The clinically affected animals are cattle in all cases. The map hereunder shows the locations of the affected premises within the Limpopo Province

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Media Statement 18 August 2020

UPDATE ON THE FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAK IN LIMPOPO

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is pleased to announce that quarantine has been lifted on 9 locations, with 10 properties remaining under quarantine. Our veterinary Services are continuously working with the affected farmers to resolve the remaining 10 farms, and good progress is being made in this regard.

Botswana has lifted the ban on export of live cattle from South Africa. The import conditions for export of cattle to Botswana have been revised and a health certificate has been agreed upon. Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) specific import conditions include isolation of animals for at least 30 days whilst preparing for export under supervision of the Veterinary Authority and testing for FMD during this time. The agreed upon conditions were provided to the Provincial Veterinary Services and potential exporters are advised to contact their local state veterinarian to familiarise themselves with the requirements for exporting cattle to Botswana.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

NO. 828,  31 JULY 2020

MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACT, 1996, (ACT NO. 47 OF 1996)

ESTABLISHMENT OF LEVY AND DETERMINATION OF GUIDELINE PRICES: LEVY ON CATTLE, SHEEP, GOATS, RED MEAT, RED MEAT PRODUCTS, PROCESSED PORK

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

NO. 827,  31 JULY 2020

MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACT, 1996, (ACT NO. 47 OF 1996)

ESTABLISHMENT OF STATUTORY MEASURE: REGISTRATION OF ROLEPLAYERS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY

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Government Notices • Goewermentskennisgewings

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

NO. 826,  31 JULY 2020

MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ACT, 1996, (ACT NO. 47 OF 1996)

ESTABLISHMENT OF STATUTORY MEASURE: RECORDS AND RETURNS BY ABATTOIRS AND OTHER ROLE–PLAYERS IN THE RED MEAT INDUSTRY

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July 2020

Don’t miss our webinars

SAPPO is adjusting to the “new normal” and we are planning four webinars before the end of the year. They promise to keep producers and other stakeholders up to date, not only about SAPPO’s activities, but also on what is happening in the rest of the world.


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Digital publication will give feedback on past year’s activities

SAPPO is producing a digital publication that will be released during its webinar on 2 September (see report above). The publication will discuss and show, among others, what SAPPO’s portfolio committees did the past year.

Proff Johan Willemse

Economic recession: Some guidelines

It is evident that the economy is in a deep recession and most economists project that the economy will shrink by at least 10% in 2020. Unemployment will increase towards 35%. Food demand and meat demand will also be affected negatively. 

Read Prof Johan Willemse’s latest column.

What is the outlook for the global pork industry up to 2029?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Food and Agriculture Organization (OECD – FAO)’s Global Agricultural Outlook (2020-2029) was recently released. 

Read what is predicted for the global pork industry between 2020 and 2029.

TLU SA invites South Africans to walk virtually against crime

TLU SA invites all South Africans to take part in a virtual protest march against farm attacks with a campaign launched today.

 The farmers of South Africa are of vital importance. They have the particular knowledge and expertise to farm in a marginal agriculture country to produce food for our tables. They are viewed as some of the best farmers in the world. South African farmers continue making plans; through drought, through lockdown, through attacks.
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Thoko condemns farm murders

Minister Thoko Didiza, says she has learnt with shock about the triple murder on a farm in Magogong, outside Hartswater in the Northern Cape. “On behalf of the agricultural sector I wish to convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the victims.” 

Read the minister’s statement.

CS Vet's Pic of the month

Congratulations to Dolf Bam of weGrow Farming who is the winner of this month’s CS Vet’s Pic of the Month. A cash prize of R500 sponsored by CS Vet is on its way. Send your entries for our next issue to: derick@greenpepper.biz.

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Pork belly was advertised on TV at R69 kg from 20 – 26 July. Well-known chef and television celebrity, Pete Goffe-Wood is promoting his favourite winter comfort food, pork belly of course, in FLM’s latest television advertisement. 

Impressive growth in pork sales, say Food Lovers’ management

SAPPO representatives recently met with senior management of Food Lovers’ Market (FLM) in the Western Cape. According to the FLM meat category representatives their strategy of passing favourably low pork prices on to consumers has paid off handsomely. “Pork sales have grown incredibly well in most of our stores since the outbreak of Covid-19 and our constant great pork offerings on TV was undoubtedly a major contributing factor,” said a FLM representative.

Varkvleis verkoop soos 'soetkoek' in Klerksdorp

Chris Muller van Inhoek Varkboerdery naby Leeudoringstad, sê Food Lover’s Market in Klerksdorp het behoorlik uitgehang tydens die winkel se spesiale aanbieding op varkvleis. Die uitstalling was van hoogstaande gehalte en varkvleis het behoorlik soos soetkoek verkoop, sê Chris. 

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SA Pork becomes the food pillar in annual iconic digital campaign

Media24 has taken the lead a few years ago to nurture and grow pride in South Africa. Every year, from August to end of October, a digital heritage campaign is implemented to celebrate everything that is great about the country’s rich and varied cultural heritage. South African Pork will play a major role in this year’s campaign.

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Look after your herds

“It is often common that once the storm has calmed, we also relax and forget of preparing for the possible future storms. Because no recent African Swine Fever outbreaks have been reported, this does not mean herd health must also be forgotten,” says Kgadi Senyatsi who heads SAPPO’s Business Development division.


Read more and view SAPPO’s biosecurity guidelines and ASF prevention measures.

Stock theft becomes problem for small farmers in the Western Cape

Although stock theft has been an ongoing problem for small farmers in the Western Cape, it has increased significantly since the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa in March, says Dr Cilliers Louw of SAPPO in the Western Cape. “People are losing their jobs and they are hungry while small farmers’ markets remain small,” he says. Small farmers are currently rebuilding their herds. They are also improving their pig housing, he says. View photographs

Why African countries are reluctant to take up Covid-19 debt relief

A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world’s biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries. The arrangement includes the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the G20, the African Development Bank, and all Paris Club creditors.
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Restaurants and taverns collapse: Hospitality industry desperate to stave off disaster

Despair is mounting as the collapse of South Africa’s restaurant and tavern industry begins to accelerate, shedding thousands of jobs along the way. The government appears remote and uninterested. The Perseverance Tavern on Buitenkant Street in Cape Town, reportedly the oldest pub in the country, is the latest to close its doors as the lockdown claims another scalp in the hospitality industry. Read more

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of COVID-19 are eased

When South Africa entered a hard lockdown on 27 March, the government was globally recognised for taking tough steps to “flatten the curve” and keep Covid-19 infections low. Four months on, our research, using data from a broader national survey, shows large groups of households are experiencing tremendous hardship as a direct result of the lockdown.
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Covid-19: An opportunity to reimagine a more sustainable future

We need to envisage a way to a more sustainable future that does not simply replace one economic elite with another. This requires political and social will between trusting partners.
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German farrowing crate rule pressures UK sector

Cost and productivity concerns have reignited in the UK pig sector after farrowing crate rule changes were made in Germany last week. German farmers were told they have 15 years to cut farrowing crate times from 35 to just five days as part of a tranche of new German pig welfare guidelines.
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Why Covid-19 relief should include USA agricultural fairs

State and county fairs are a major source of promotion for U.S. agriculture. With the many cancellations of fairs across the country, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) urged House leadership on Wednesday to include strong support for state and county agricultural fairs in the next COVID-19 relief package. Read more

New cell line rapidly detects African swine fever virus

Scientists have identified a new way to detect the presence of live African swine fever virus (ASFV) that minimizes the need for samples from live animals and provides easier access to veterinary labs that need to diagnose the virus, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Read more

Taiwan pork exports can resume with FMD-free status

Taiwan has regained its status of being free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) without vaccination. That means that the island can start exporting pork products again.
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Modelling ASF spread and persistence in wild boar in contrasting European scenarios

A combination of culling and infected carcass removal is the most effective method to eradicate the virus without also eradicating the host population, and that early implementation of these control measures will reduce infection levels. Read more

New on SAPPO's infohub

• What lessons are we learning from the coronavirus pandemic?
• Latest state of the agricultural sector in South Africa’ economy
• The biggest threat to farmers and food security is rising farm debt
• Negative outlook for agri employment, despite good harvests
• How Earth’s plastic pollution problem could look by 2040
• This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
• There’s no need to reinvent the wheel to boost growth in agriculture
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Feedback on our last two Weekly Updates

17 July
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: South Africa (445), UK (12), USA (12), Germany (8), Belgium and the Netherlands (5), Finland (3), Italy (2) and Australia (1)
24 July
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: South Africa (399), UK (16), USA (9), Germany (5), Australia, Finland and the Netherlands (2) and Ireland (1)

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If you want to subscribe to SAPPO News, send your email address to derick@greenpepper.biz. We will also include you on our subscriber list of SAPPO’s weekly updates. To subscribe to our magazine, Porcus, send your postal address to the address above.

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AMIE Newsletter – July 2020

Welcome to the Bi-Monthly Newsletter

From the desk of Paul

As we hit July running I think we have all become used to the ‘new normality’ under Level 3 lockdown and hopefully our economy has started to turn around. The theme for the July issue is local and international trade. Some content has been circulated to members, but we have compiled a concise summary of all relevant info in this newsletter in case some members may have missed crucial information. We have received positive feedback from members on the newsletter format, I am pleased that members are taking time out to read it. There are some interesting discussions and facts that will impact on trade. As we were putting the
newsletter together, we got to hear about the resignation of the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Mike Mlengana. A new DG is set to be appointed in August. That being said, I’m pleased to report that during COVID-19, DALRRD has been very responsive and AMIE has been working with key personnel navigating issues raised on a daily basis. One of these is a constructive conversation regarding the tender for providers or developers of an E-System for Imports. We will keep you updated on developments in following AMIE newsletters.

Other issues that are currently on the table are highlighted under: the “On the Radar“ tab.

On behalf of the Amie Executive, a big THANK YOU goes to each of our members who contributed in kind or with financial donations to the AMIE /
SAMPA food drive. You made a huge difference in several people’s lives. Thank you to our distribution partner, Afrika Tikkun who made it all possible.

Our members might also be aware of the ongoing media war waged by FairPlay and AMIE’s response to their outrageous statements. We assure our members that we are committed to protecting their best interests and those of the South African consumer and will continue to keep you updated of any developments.

“The future is not what it used to be.” -Yogi Berra

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June 2020

Johan van der Walt

Compartment system only insurance against disease outbreaks

The recent ASF outbreak again emphasised the important role of the compartment system in protecting our national pig herd against disease outbreaks. South African pig producers realise that they have to safeguard their valuable high health status. The compartment system is the most important measure that will ensure high biosecurity standards on our farms and the protection of our herds. If you are not yet participating, please do so. 

Johan van der Walt, Chairman, SAPPO

Nine things you should know about Tito Mboweni's budget

Finance minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday afternoon presented the supplementary budget for the 2020/21 financial year, which was necessary after the impact of Covid-19. During his budget speech, minister Mboweni said that the country is facing a sovereign debt crisis if spending isn’t changed soon, and that debt to GDP will reach 106% by 2023 if nothing changes. He said his “Herculean” task is, therefore, “to close the mouth of the hippopotamus” by reducing expenditure and stabilising debt. Read more

Proff Johan Willemse

Supplementary budget is a shock, says Johan

We knew that the Government’s finances are in trouble and we explained the situation in this column after the announcement of the February budget. However, the supplementary budget delivered by the minister of finance on 24 June 2020, was a real shocker.

Read Prof Johan Willemse’s latest column.

Agri SA comments on special adjustment budget

Minister Mboweni’s special adjustment budget highlighted the need for action to avoid an impending sovereign debt crisis, i.e. when a country can no longer pay back the interest or principal on its borrowings. With higher government spending and lower tax revenue, the tax target for this year is likely to be missed by over R300 billion.
Read media release

CS Vet's Pic of the month

Congratulations to Brett Michau of Chalala 2 who is the winner of last month’s CS Vet’s Pic of the Month. A cash prize of R500 sponsored by CS Vet is on its way. Send your entries for our next issue to derick@greenpepper.biz.

Hier is ons bobaaskokke

Die varkbedryf se tuiskokke het behoorlik hulle voorskote aangetrek en gewys wat jy alles met varkvleis in die kombuis en oor die kole kan doen. Dankie aan almal wat deelgeneem het! Hier is ons wenners en die wenresep. Julle geskenkbewyse is op pad.

Vet app rolled out to all pig vets

SAPPO’s vet app has been rolled out to all active practicing pig veterinarians. The main aim of the app is to facilitate recording of passive disease surveillance data for the pig industry, says SAPPO’s Dr Peter Evans.
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BTA courses will also be online in future

SAPPO is updating and converting BTA course material into a format suitable for online presentation. The idea is to be able to pass on the same knowledge and experience, with visual material, to in part replace the need for learners to physically spend time at the BTA. A pilot video project to iron out issues that may occur is planned in the next couple of weeks.

Porcus

The latest Porcus is now available online

Read more about:
• ASF is here to stay (but we can manage it)
• Managing high litter size from farrowing until weaning
• Betaine – a valuable additive in pig production
• Managing gut health for optimum productioView issue

SAPPO assisting with animal identification marks

SAPPO has already received a number of requests from farmers to assist with lost animal identification registration certificates. Anné Calitz, responsible for special projects at SAPPO, also assists to verify if the identification marks are still valid. Producers’ information is stored on the World of Pork platform. Contact her at anne@sapork.com.

Pilot project investigates traceability

SAPPO is conducting a pilot project with Lynca Meats to establish a traceability system for pork from farm to abattoir. The trail investigates the integration of the software, Meat Matrix, with SAPPO’s World of Pork platform. The trial will run for six weeks and six producers will participate.

Rookie student chefs challenge extended

The SA Culinary and Hospitality Educators Forum (SACHEF) joined forces with SAPPO during May to launch a recipe development competition for first year rookie chef students. 
Read more and view some of the pictures of the practical sessions.

Bake it in the bag

This week’s new pork recipe on the SA Pork Digital Recipe Club features the lazy cook’s way of ensuring a succulent pork roast. Using the bake-in-a-bag method to roast pork, consumers are guaranteed a no-nonsense feast that’s succulent and flavourful.
View it in Afrikaans or English

SA Pork’s campaign strategy is the correct one, says research study

With digital communication and advertising exploding, the research division of Media24 conducts a huge effectiveness study every second year. The purpose is to find correlations between different types of strategies and frequencies and effective brand lifts or brand uptake. The results of the most recent study were presented on 22 June, with good news for SAPPO. Read more

World of Pork: Improvements on the way

The World of Pork team is hard at work on improving the portal and planning new layouts that will be customised to each of the following types of users: Producers, veterinarians, abattoirs, processors, input suppliers, importers and exporters, public users and SAPPO.

Read more and view photograph

Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food system

The World Food Programme has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause one of the worst food crises since World War II. It predicts a doubling of the number of people going hungry – more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
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NERPO calls for the inclusion of the ‘missing middle farmers’ in Covid-19 relief

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (NERPO) expressed concern about the failure of the government to effectively address the plight of small businesses in South Africa, particularly, the smallholder livestock farmers. Read more

Period for relief fund vouchers extended

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, announced the extension of the validity period for the Covid-19 agricultural relief fund vouchers issued to farmers for the collection of inputs from approved suppliers across the country.  Read media release

Agri SA calls for urgent investigation into problems with diesel

Agri SA is calling on government to launch an urgent inquiry into the continuous shortage of diesel to various industries. One of the key reasons is the continuous vandalism and theft of diesel by well-organised syndicates from the diesel supply lines from Durban to Johannesburg. This poses a serious challenge to Transnet who is responsible for managing and maintaining the pipeline. Read more

Sprawling urban development threatens livestock production in US

Two thousand acres of farmland are lost every day, increasing the pressure for farmers to grow more food on less land to feed a growing population. Low-density residential development claimed 7 million acres of agricultural land between 2001 and 2016. Read more

Albert Heijn introduces DNA traceability system for branded pork

Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has implemented the Beter Leven system for its branded pork products in response to growing consumer demand for greater transparency in the food chain.
Read more

Taiwan pork exports can resume with FMD-free status

Taiwan has regained its status of being free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) without vaccination. That means that the island can start exporting pork products again.
Read more

News on SAPPO's infohub

• SA’s agricultural trade expected to remain vibrant in 2020 despite lockdowns
• South Africa needs to focus urgently on how COVID-19 will reshape its labour market
• The impact of Covid-19 on food security in Africa
• SA’s privacy law kicks in this July – which means 373 days until your business gets fined
• How to achieve high sow welfare and low emissions
• Assessment of cleaning and disinfection of pig transport vehicles: Visual inspection
• African swine fever research collaborations begin in Vietnam
• US frozen pork supplies in record fall as the coronavirus raises meat prices
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Feedback on last week's Weekly Update

Taiwan has regained its status of being free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) without vaccination. That means that the island can start exporting pork products again.
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PRESS RELEASE

(for immediate release)

TRANSPORT OF LIVESTOCK BY SHIP

The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) supports the trade of livestock and transport by ship if it is ethically done and without any animal abuse.

Local legislation as well as the principles and guidelines outlined by the World Organisation for Animal Health, the OIE, must in the absence of South African guidelines govern the export of livestock from South Africa.

Agri SA, Agri Eastern Cape, the National Wool Growers’ Association, the SA Feedlot Association, the SA Pork Producers’ Organisation, the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation and the RMIF wish to categorically state that should vessels be involved in the export of livestock they would be required to strictly follow the guidelines as outlined within the OIE standard and comply with its requirements as certified by government. Al Mawashi brought an application to have an interdict overturned or alternatively amended to prevent the ship in the East London harbour to leave to Kuwait with live sheep. This interdict was heard on 24 June 2020 in the Grahamstown High Court. Judgement is reserved until Tuesday next week.

The RMIF was granted Leave to Intervene as a respondent to this court case in a previous hearing.
It was argued yesterday that the shipment and vessel do not comply with the OIE guidelines and the Animal Protection Act. The RMIF legal team stressed the RMIF supports trade in livestock by sea it but such trade needs to comply with the minimum standards expressed in the OIE guidelines.

According to our legal team, no proof has been provided to date to demonstrate that the vessel complies with the OIE guidelines. Therefore, the RMIF legal team supported the interdict until proof of compliance could be given. Judgment is reserved for Tuesday, 30 June. The final hearing is scheduled for 16 July 2020.

The RMIF and its members would like to state the following:-

Animal welfare is of the utmost importance.
• A standard is necessary to export.
• In the absence of an own standard, the OIE standard should be set as a minimum standard.
• Trade is of utmost importance, subject to a standard.
• Standards must be enforced by government.

This is the instruction to the legal team for the court hearing scheduled for 16 July 2020.

DATE: 26 June 2020

ENQUIRIES:
Mr Koos van der Ryst Mr Simon Streicher (Chairman: Red Meat Industry Forum) – Cell: 083 303 7926

Mr Simon Streicher (Manager: Red Meat Industry Forum) Cell: 082 565 7910

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VERVOER VAN LEWENDEHAWE PER SKIP

Die Rooivleisbedryfsforum het kennis geneem van die dringende interdik van die nasionale Dierebeskermingsvereniging om die uitvoer van lewendehawe per see van Suid-Afrika na die Midde-Ooste te verhoed.

Die Rooivleisbedryfsforum is ‘n oorkoepelende organisasie wat uit 13 genomineerde lede bestaan wat elkeen die belange van spesifieke organisasies binne die rooivleiswaardeketting, van die primêre produsent tot by die verbruiker, verteenwoordig. Die Forum streef daarna om die vraag na rooivleis en die beeld van die vleisbedryf as ‘n geheel te bevorder; en streef ook daarna om die vertroue en respek van die algemene publiek te wen.

Die Rooivleisbedryfsforum het ‘n direkte en aansienlike regsbelang en mag nadelig geraak word deur ‘n hofbesluit aangesien die Forum die belange en beeld van die rooivleisbedryf beskerm en bevorder. Die nasionale Dierebeskermingsvereniging se hofaansoek kan indien dit suksesvol is, ‘n direkte impak en bedreiging op die Suid-Afrikaanse rooivleisbedryf hê. Daarom is die Forum baie besorg oor die hofaansoek.

Indien die Forum nalaat om ‘n rol in die aansoek te speel en sou dit gesien word dat die Forum wreedheid teenoor diere goedkeur, wat hoegenaamd nie die geval is nie, kan dit die rooivleisbedryf se beeld ernstige skade berokken en die gevaar bestaan dat die algemene publiek en die verbruikers van rooivleis se vertroue afgebreek en selfs heeltemal vernietig kan word.

Om dié redes het die Forum, as rentmeesters van die rooivleisbedryf, besluit om deel van ‘n oplossing vir die bedryf te wees met die volgende standpunt :

Enige aksie om die vervoer van diere per see te verhoed sal ondersteun word as daar enige bewyse van wreedheid teenoor diere is. Die OIE se kode vir die vervoer van diere per see, hoofstuk 7.2, is tans die dokument wat as riglyn in dié verband dien.

Die nasionale Dierebeskermingsvereniging se aansoek om ‘n oorkoepelende verbod op die vervoer van lewendehawe per see, word egter nie ondersteun nie.

In die afwesigheid van ‘n eie beleid of protokol wat die reëls vir die vervoer van skape per see bepaal, is die Rooivleisbedryfsforum van mening dat uitvoere toegelaat sal word onderhewig aan die OIE se kode vir die vervoer van diere per see, hoofstuk 7.2, ‘n internasionale ooreenkoms waartoe Suid-Afrika verbind isPermitte behoort slegs toegestaan te word op die basis van streng nakoming aan die OIE-kode. Verder behoort daar ‘n regeringsbeleid oor die uitvoer van nie net skape nie, maar alle lewendehawe per see te wees en die Rooivleisbedryfsforum sal so ‘n protokol, gebaseer op wetenskaplike beginsels om die vervoer van lewendehawe per see te reguleer, ondersteun. Die riglyne moet vir Suid-Afrikaanse toestande aangepas wees.

Alle beweging van diere hou ‘n sekere risiko in en daar word vereis dat ‘n gesondheidsertifikaat uitgereik word. Dit vorm die basis van die internasionale handel van diere en diereprodukte. Die gesondheidsertifikaat word uitgereik deur ‘n staatsveearts wat ‘n posisie van vertroue geniet en dié proses verseker die veiligheid van diere en diereprodukte.

Die Rooivleisbedryfsforum het voor die hofprosedure geen toegang tot die veterinêre gesondheidsertifikaat of invoerpermit gehad om te verseker dat die OIE-kode nagekom word nie. Die Forum is van mening dat enige permit en gesondheidsertifikate slegs uitgereik behoort te word as die OIE-kode nagekom word.

Indien die uitvoer van lewendehawe vir slagdoeleindes per see (bykomend tot aanvaarbare welsynprotokolle), ontwrigting in die rooivleisbedryf veroorsaak, sal handelsroetes gevolg word om sulke ontwrigtings te voorkom.

DATUM : 12 Junie 2020

NAVRAE KAN GERIG WORD AAN:

Mnr Koos van der Ryst (Voorsitter : Rooivleisbedryfsforum) – Sel: 083 303 7926

Mnr Simon Streicher  (Rooivleisbedryfsforum)  Sel: 082 565 7910

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