The Livestock Products Board has approved the registration of Rundu abattoir, managed by Meatco, as an A-class export abattoir after it received export status registration from the Directorate of Veterinary Services. This certification is only awarded after implementing strict animal health and food hygiene processes. As a result of this certification, meat, and meat products from Rundu abattoir can be exported to countries outside Namibia and to areas south of the veterinary cordon fence, under strict supervision of the Directorate of Veterinary Services. The Livestock Products Board hopes that this certification will lead to increased prices for livestock producers in the affected area.