Beef, crop producers in mixed fortunes

Tough times: Cattle producers are stuck in limbo PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Tough times: Cattle producers are stuck in limbo PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Crop producers are expecting a bumper harvest as the Department of Meteorological Services expects normal to above normal rains this coming season, while their counterparts in the beef sector are stuck in limbo after the recent suspension of activities in the sector.

Last week the Department of Veterinary Services suspended all livestock movements as well as exports of live cattle and beef owing to the suspected outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the northeast.

Yesterday, officials at the Met Services department said between October and December, most of the country with the exception of southwest, is expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall.

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