Botswana cattle farmers suffering because of EU export suspension

Botswana’s cattle farming industry could lose up to P450 million (US$69 million) due to the suspension of exports to the European Union (EU). “Non-compliance with EU abattoir hygiene and animal traceability standards have lost us the EU market for at least six months,” said Philip Fischer, chair of the Botswana Cattle Producers Association. A recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease is adding to the industry’s troubles. Read the full article at The Monitor.

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