MEAT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW CONDITIONS FOR SHEEP EXPORTS

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The new export conditions to the Sheep Marketing Scheme of the Meat Board have the aim to offer sheep producers a competitive local carcass slaughter price. The condition implies that both producers and abattoirs have a joint obligation to share the costs of the value addition in Namibia and is implemented on 2 June 2019.  A price difference of N$2,50/kg has been set, whereby should the Namibian export abattoir offer a carcass price to the producer differing with N$2,50/kg or less from the South African Abattoir reference price, an export permit will not be granted to the said producer, meaning that the sheep will be slaughtered at the local Namibian Export abattoir.  However, should the Namibian export abattoir offer a carcass price to the producer differing with more than N$2,50/kg from the South African Abattoir reference price, an export permit will be granted to the said producer to export the sheep to South Africa to be slaughtered there.  Only sheep offered for slaughter will be eligible for exports. The Meat Board monitors the situation and, together with the Work Committee, they will address any shortages of the new conditions.