PRO/AH> Foot & mouth disease – South Africa (04): (LP) cattle, economics, control

Foot and Mouth — South Africa
The FMD [foot and mouth disease] outbreaks have caused the country to lose its FMD-free status, meaning South African farmers cannot export animals or animal products. This significantly impacts our economy. To local consumers, the FMD outbreak means meat prices, especially red meat, will likely increase. As consumers prepare for the festive season, expect meat prices to be high as markets struggle to find animals for meat. Provinces that are already banned from selling their animals in