Livestock marketing begins
The Meat Board is requesting all livestock producers to begin with the marketing of livestock as soon as possible in order to bridge the detrimental effect of a possible drought.
“The rainy season is not over yet, but the impact is already being felt with an oversupply and a decrease in prices,” the Meat Board stated this week. The cattle-producing areas in South Africa are also experiencing a serious drought and the Meat Board finds it important to sensitise the market. The Sheep Marketing Technical Committee of the Meat Board decided at its last meeting to introduce emergency marketing measures similar to those of 2013 and specifically for lean and small sheep or lamb. “The Meat Board is keeping an eye on the situation and will make further adaptations if the need arises,” they added.