Foot-and-Mouth free zone status not granted by OIE
Department of Agriculture

In September 2012, the SA Veterinary Services applied to the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) for official recognition of a FMD-free zone without vaccination. Following the meeting of the Scientific Commission of the OIE in February 2013, the Commission concluded that the proposed FMD-free zone in South-Africa does not fulfil the relevant international requirements as defined in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the OIE.

Additional packages purchased on DStv for ad flightings!!
Christine Leighton

In the past week we have communicated with you the schedule for the television adverts. The first schedule provided specific time slots and programmes. In addition, packages are purchased on DStv which does not include detailed schedules per channels. Important to note, the packages are discounted heavily, giving the project maximum exposure for the budget, almost at least 50% less, with a guarantee that 40% will be flighted in prime time. The spots are scheduled by DStv over the time period requested.

Below is an indication of the channels that will flight the TV ad on DSTV:

Remember to watch TV tonight !!
Christine Leighton
Remember to watch TV tonight!!
18 February 2013
The schedule for the new television ads was sent out last week.
This serves as a reminder to watch the TV ads today on the
following channels:
2013/02/18 ETV 1330 1429 WWE NXT
2013/02/18 S1 1600 1629 TEENAGERS ON A MISSION
2013/02/18 S1 1630 1727 AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL
2013/02/18 S2 1700 1728 NARUTO
2013/02/18 ETV 2100 2159 EKASI
Export Workshop to be held on 28 February
Milk SA

Milk South Africa, the Directorate: Animal Health of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Department of Health recently established a National Task Team for Export Certification.

The Task Team aims to facilitate the effective implementation and administration of legislation and to initiate additional measures to optimize the export of South African dairy products and the implementation of trade agreements.

Deadline approaching for Poster abstract submission @ World Dairy Summit - Yokohama Japan
The IDF World Dairy Summit Team

Poster abstracts submission:
Deadline approaching!

The IDF World Dairy Summit 2013 will take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 28 October to 1 November.