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Stock Theft Legislation 2012
ARE YOU COMPLIANT WITH THE STOCK THEFT LEGISLATION?
The Red Meat Industry Forum urges all industry role-players to co-operate to help prevent stock theft.
Stock theft stripped the economy of R430 million during the 2011/2012 period with goats to the value of R42 million, sheep to the value of R92 million and cattle to the value of R295 million stolen. This scourge threatens both the commercial farming sector as well as the emergent farming sector in most of the country.
The increase in stock theft cannot be attributed only to the activities of the Stock theft Units, but also to the non-compliance by industry role-players who do not see that livestock are properly identified. Livestock buyers; such as farmers, speculators, stock-auctions, feedlots and abattoirs can be or are unknowingly recipients of stolen livestock and are thereby transgressing the law and liable for a fine or prosecution.
The Animal Identification Act, (Act 6 of 2002), makes provision for the compulsory marking of livestock and the Stock theft Act, (Act 57 of 1959) controls the movement of livestock. Both these Acts have been put in place to support the industry and SAPS to combat stock theft and make it easier to recover stolen livestock. It appears that a large part of the livestock trade does not comply by the provisions of these Acts and does not comply with the basic requirements to prevent stock theft. The Red Meat Industry Forum encourages its member organizations to comply with these Acts.
“Many stock theft court cases are lost because of disputes regarding the positive identification of stolen livestock and the ability to prove ownership. If an animal is marked with a registered brand or tattoo, disputes will be avoided.” says Brig Singh (Stock theft Unit, head office).
The Red Meat Industry Forum urgently requests:
That all livestock owners register a unique brand mark in their name and to apply it to all livestock in their possession in the prescribed manner as described in the Animal Identification Act, (Act 6 of 2002)
The completion and submission of the ‘Document of Identification’ and ‘Stock Removal Certificate’ with all transactions
That all livestock buyers, auctioneers, feedlots and abattoirs confirm livestock ownership and refuse to take ownership of livestock that are not marked or where the necessary ‘Document of Identification’ and ‘Stock Removal Certificate’ are not supplied
That all ‘Documents of Identification’ be kept on record for 12 months
The Red Meat Industry Forum requests its member organizations to urgently play an active role in stock theft prevention and requests that the Stock theft Units strictly apply the Animal Identification Act, (Act 6 of 2002) and the Stock theft Act, (Act 57 of 1959) to all buyers of livestock as from 1 January 2013 with zero tolerance.
Once all stakeholders as well as all the relevant government departments from national to local level become actively involved in the application of these Acts then more stock thieves will be convicted and the negative impact of stock theft on the South African Livestock Industry will be reduced.
Stock Theft Legislation
English Version (PDF)
Afrikaanse weergawe (PDF)
Young Bull Programme
President: M J (MARTIENS) LE ROUX
Ons Verwysing: J-B-PROG
26 April 2012
Tydens die vergadering van die Wêreld Angus Sekretariaat in Argentinië in 2011, is die behoefte aan Suid-Afrikaans geteelde Angus genetika weer beklemtoon. Ons uniekheid word uitgedruk in onder andere ons ras se aanpasbaarheid by Karoo-toestande asook bosluisweerstandigheid. Die Raad het nou u hulp nodig.
Wat benodig word, is vyf bulle wat vir drie generasies onder Suid-Afrikaanse toestande (en selfs SA-bloedlyne) geteel is.
Die maatskappy XSeed van Mnr. Roy Dixon sal die program in samewerking met die Genootskap hanteer.
Daar word 500 tot 800 dosisse van goedgekeurde bulle verlang.
Die bulle wat in die program goed geteel het, kan weer na die program teruggaan as beproefde bulle.
Indien u oordeel dat u ‘n bul het wat aan hierdie vereistes voldoen, stuur asseblief die besonderhede aan die Genootskap.
Keurig sal deur die Genootskap se Senior Beoordelaars gedoen word.
Ons hoor graag van u.
At the World Angus Secretariat Meeting in Argentina in 2011, the need for South African bred genetics was re-emphasized. Our uniqueness is expressed in local bloodlines which offer amongst others, tick resistance, adaptability to Karoo conditions and early hair shedding. Council requires your assistance:
Five bulls, bred under South African conditions (and even SA bloodlines) for three generations, are required.
Mr Roy Dixon’s company, Xseed, will handle the program in co-operation with the Society.
500 to 800 doses of the approved bulls are required.
Bulls that breed well in the program can return to the program as proven bulls.
Should you have bulls available that meet these requirements, please forward the details to the Society.
Bulls offered will be screened by the Society’s Senior Judges.