Namibia’s beef production has been halved and exports to the international market are facing a crisis
According to the Namibian media Naren, statistics of the Namibian Meat Federation show that the total beef sales in the first three quarters of 2020 reached 193,644 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 49.49%
which has threatened the supply capacity to international markets such as Europe, China and the United States.
As of the end of September 2020, the export volume of Nabeef was 40,351 tons, compared with 111464 tons in the same period in 2019.
In the past two years, Namibia has experienced drought, rising breeding costs, local foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks, international exchange rate instability and other factors.
Beef production and stock have continued to decline. At the same time, the domestic beef auction price in Namibia in 2020 is NZ$33.25 per kilogram.
up 43.13% year-on-year. Agriculture Minister Schertwein said that 20,000 live cattle will be purchased from Botswana in the near future to ensure supply to the international market.