RPO – PRESS RELEASE
(for immediate release)
TEMPORARY BAN OF AUCTIONS AS INTERIM PREVENTION MEASURES FOR SPREADING OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
“The Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO) supports the extremely drastic measures to place
a temporary ban on, among other things, auctions and shows of cloven-hoofed animals as
announced in the Government Gazette of 4 December 2019,” said Mr Koos van der Ryst,
Chairman of the national RPO. “These are preventative measures and not punitive measures,”
said Mr Van der Ryst.