Notice: Meatco abattoir placed under quarantine

27 Apr 2018

Meatco’s export abattoir is currently under a red-cross permit after receiving cattle from the surveillance zone, South of the Veterinary Cordon Fence (SVCF).

The permit is effective 19 April 2018 and will be lifted on Sunday, 20 May 2018, should the abattoir not receive any additional cattle from surveillance zones.

“We, therefore, would like to strongly sensitise producers to ensure that all documentation and the 90/40 days are adhered to during this time in order for producers to avoid frustrations and financial losses in the event of cattle sent back and the establishment placed under quarantine (closed down) for 30 days,” Livestock Procurement Coordinator: Abattoirs, Louise Vermeulen said.

In the same vein following the recent circular dated 23 April 2018 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), Meatco cautions producers to confirm that the delivery permits that have been already issued do not apply to the settlements placed under movement restrictions in the Okakarara State Veterinary District.