The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is investigating a possible outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease at three farms in the province. Two of the farms are in Viljoenskroon. Some farmers procured animals from a farm that tested positive in Potchefstroom and others from an auction that was held on the 18th of March in the same town.
A third farm under investigation is in Frankfort following the procurement of calves from a speculator in Roodepoort.
All the animals bought have been linked to possible illegal movement of cattle from Limpopo, where the initial outbreak was first recorded.
Our reporter Makgala Masiteng has more on this story.
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