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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:13

Meat Board levies address shortcomings in meat industry

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:02

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:06

The Meat Board starts with the implementation of the joint vision of the livestock and meat industry

All role players, including delegates of government ministries and institutions, gathered in Windhoek on Monday, 13 April 2015 to state the most important focus areas of the Namibian Livestock and Meat Industry for the year 2015. Specific actions that will receive attention are to enhance Namibia’s animal health status, to finalise livestock exports to South Africa and to implement a favourable value and job creation environment. These actions will be prioritised by the role players in order to achieve them by October/November 2015.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:04

Meat Board industry meetings discuss livestock exports to South Africa

Under the leadership of the Meat Board livestock exports to South Africa were discussed at the quarterly industry meetings of the National Animal Health Forum and the National Livestock Marketing Committee.
On 1 April 2015 the South African Directorate of Animal Health gave notice in the South African Government Gazette of a future consultation process for the implementation of renewed import conditions for the export of Namibian livestock to South Africa. Such conditions basically brought Namibian livestock exports to a standstill on 1 May 2014. The Animal Health Forum decided to continue with the compiling of dossiers to have Namibia declared internationally free from certain diseases. These dossiers regarding the international disease-free declaration of diseases such as PPR, lung sickness (CBPP) and BSE have been and will again be submitted by the Directorate of Veterinary Services to the International Animal Health Organisation for approval.
It was furthermore decided to compile protocols for the exemption of certain farms of certain diseases such as tuberculosis and brucellosis, from where animals can then be exported to South Africa. The Directorate of Veterinary Services and the Meat Board are currently busy with these processes. The Livestock Marketing Committee confirmed its alternative marketing strategy that is aimed at finding alternative markets for Namibian livestock. Strategies include alternative markets for weaners and goats. For weaners markets such as the utilisation of unused quarantine camps north of the veterinary cordon fence, finishing on pastures under irrigation and feedlots are investigated. The Meat Board has already started with the erection of management kraals for the production of slaughter cattle on the Omatambo Maowe quarantine farm.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:00

Bone-in lamb meat Exports to the European Union

The National Animal Health Forum under the Secretariat of the Meat Board decided at its last meeting on 13 April 2015 to invite the responsible Directorate for Imports of the European Union to Namibia to compile conditions for lamb meat exports to the European Union. As far back as 1998 the Meat Board requested the Directorate of Veterinary Services to realise bone-in lamb meat exports to the European Union. At present the EU wants a physical demarcation of the current foot-and-mouth disease-free zone from where lamb meat can be exported to Europe. This will by implication mean an additional cordon fence, and is therefore totally unpractical.
The Meat Board will extend such an invitation to the European Union as soon as possible.

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