NCBA Concerned With Namibian FMD Outbreak

Clint Thompson Cattle


It was announced last week that a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak had been found in the country of Namibia. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, explains why this is a concern to them and an important issue for the U.S. cattle industry.

NCBA has called on USDA to reaffirm the efficacy of Namibia’s cordon fence, security of Namibia’s buffer zone and surrounding FMD protocols, and if found deficient, are asking USDA to take immediate action to suspend imports from Namibia in order to ensure the continued safety of U.S. cattle and beef.