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Agriculture department ‘just ignores meat body’

BY PAUL VECCHIATTO 24 OCTOBER 2012: THE Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ slow response to regaining South Africa’s status as free of foot-and-mouth disease has cost the economy at least R8bn over the past two years, says Red Meat Industry Forum chairman Dave Ford. The department, criticised by Parliament for failing to meet its targets, is again in trouble with MPs, who heard a litany of complaints from meat producers. After a…

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