Botswana: restrictions on the transport and movement of meat has been lifted.


Botswana veterinary zoning
Botswana veterinary zoning

Movement restrictions on cloven hooved animals lifted in Zone 11 – Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Agriculture informs the farming community and the general public that movement restriction in zone 11 (Kweneng, Kgatleng, Southern Ramotswa and Tlokweng) of the cloven hoofed animals and their products has been lifted with immediate effect.

Therefore, slaughter facilities are now allowed to resume ‘business as usual.’

The lifting of the ban follows completion of all tests on the buffalo which proved negative of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD virus and the inspection of all cloven hoofed animals which proved free of the disease.

Furthermore, the public is informed that the search for the possibility of any buffalo has been called off following the extensive ground and aerial search that ruled out any presence of buffaloes in Zone 11.

The Ministry of Agriculture wishes to thank the public for their cooperation during the difficult and trying time.

For further information contact Boikhutso Rabasha at 3689115, 72339719 or Geoffrey Pheko at 3689116/77520819.


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