By  on August 19, 2010

JOHANNESBURG — An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever among South African livestock has forced the country to halt exports of raw wool and mohair to China.

South Africa is the world’s second-largest supplier of apparel wool and the leading supplier of mohair, which comes from the fleece of the Angora goat. The country exports about 4 million kilograms of mohair wool a year, roughly 70 percent of the world’s supply.

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