RPO POSITIONS TO REPRESENT THE FARMER’S INTEREST
RPO POSITIONS TO REPRESENT THE FARMER’S INTEREST IN A SUSTAINABLE RED MEAT INDUSTRY TO PROMOTE FOOD SECURITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
The sustainability of the red meat industry in South Africa is under threat if proper support in terms of animal health on the farm is not achieved.
“In addition to volatile market conditions and the importance of steady market channels, animal health is one of the critical drivers for South African livestock farmers to continue to deliver quality red meat to the market,” said Mr. Koos van der Ryst, national Chairman of the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (RPO).
Dedicated focus must also be given to empower entrants to the red meat industry with the necessary training and support to ensure sustainable and competitive production in order to grow the availability of high quality products.