Communal farmers need to work together to devise biosecurity protocols and make sure they apply to everyone. This is the only way to keep the communal herd free of diseases, says Shane Brody.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and other economically destructive livestock diseases
have created major problems for farmers recently, even threatening their livelihoods. It’s more important than ever that farmers set up biosecurity protocols to help prevent the spread of livestock diseases.
Instituting protocols or rules on a commercial farm is relatively simple; in communal areas,