The Wildlife Industry welcomes the upliftment of the ban on auctions with immediate effect. The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development made this announcement yesterday morning. This is after the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth was announced three months ago in the Molemole District in Limpopo.
The lifting the ban on gatherings of animals, is not implying that such activities are safe. Therefore we as buyers and sellers should still take great care when moving animals between farms.
Recommended movement measurements;
- Not moving high risk animals, such as animals showing signs of disease; animals from unknown origin or animals originating from known infected areas;
- Only buying animals from known and proven sources;
- Insisting of buyers to be supplied with a veterinary health declaration before animals are brought onto farms;
- Always placing new arrivals in isolation until you can satisfy yourself of their health status.
We advise all buyers to use transporters that are registered with WTA (Wildlife Translocation Association). We make sure trucks and trailers are clean and disinfected before game are loaded.
My Wildlife SA has trucks and trailers available to move all game species. We also handle all the transport permits. Contact us for a free quote today.