El Nino Culls S. Africa Livestock Herd, Fueling Prices

  • Rebuilding national herds seen taking three to four years
  • Farmers need $272 million in assistance to rebuild stocks

Cattle graze near the carcass of a dead cow on a drought-affected farm in Mpumalanga.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South Africa’s livestock farmers are preparing for more losses after the driest year on record already cut herds and as the hemisphere’s winter nears, fueling food prices that are already climbing at the fastest pace in 18 months.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.