NEWS ANALYSIS: Beef industry faces uncertain future
Lockdown restrictions, restaurant closures, depressed consumer demand and foot-and-mouth issue weigh on the sector
While the beef industry, like other major agricultural subsectors, was operational during the hard lockdown, there are concerns that its road to recovery could be to be bumpy. But industry leaders remain optimistic about its future as local sales and exports pick up.
Before Covid-19 struck, the sector was already facing some challenges, not least the foot and mouth problem, which threatened beef exports.