RPO Satisfied With Court VerdictThe RPO accepts the court verdict delivered in East London yesterday which entails that the Al Messilah ship are now allowed to be loaded with sheep from the Castedale feedlot for transportation to Kuwait, provided that it will be done in accordance to the guidelines of the international animal health organisation, the OIE.

 Joint Statement Of The Department Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries And The Livestock Industry14 March 2019

On 07 January this year the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed and reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the high surveillance area of the foot and mouth disease free zone in Limpopo, adjacent to the protection zone.

Subsequently, South Africa lost its World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recognised foot and mouth disease free zone without vaccination status.