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09 August 2010
View news from Botswana Botswana Reports Outbreak of FMD
BOTSWANA - Botswana's veterinary specialists have reported a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the country....
11 September 2009
View news from Botswana Cattle Slaughter Suspension Enrages Butchers
BOTSWANA - No more cattle will be slaughtered at Selebi-Phikwe Council abattoir. The decision by the Town Council has left meat dealers in the mining town up in arms. ...
10 November 2008
View news from Botswana Bright Future Ahead for Botswana Beef
BOTSWANA - Botswana's beef sector has a bright future which could be fruitful if the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) does not lower its prices. ...
05 November 2008
View news from Botswana Botswana Eradication Plans Costs P19m
BOTSWANA - Government is expected to spend about P19 million in the eradication of foot and mouth disease in Ghanzi District. ...
31 October 2008
View news from Botswana Botswana Govt Kills Infected Cattle
BOTSWANA - Government intends to kill all cattle suspected to be infected with foot and mouth disease, starting Sunday, to contain the spread of the disease in Kuke. ...
17 June 2008
View news from Botswana Kuke Cattle Quarantined in Botswana
BOTSWANA - Residents of Kuke settlement in Ghanzi North have welcomed government's decision to quarantine their cattle to fight the spread of foot and mouth disease and protect the neighbouring districts. ...
13 June 2008
View news from Botswana Botswana: Government Suspends FMD Cattle Killings
BOTSWANA - Coordinator of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Okavango, Dr Moetapele Letshwenyo says that they have suspended their activities in the area until next month or August. ...
06 June 2008
View news from Botswana Botswana: Government Kills Suspected FMD-Infected Cattle
BOTSWANA - Veterinary officers started killing cattle suspected to be infected with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) yesterday in the Okavango area, amid complaints by farmers that the exercise will leave them impoverished. ...
14 February 2008
View news from Botswana Foot and Mouth Threatens Botswana Beef Industry
BOTSWANA - Foot and Mouth disease continues to be a biggest threat to the Botswana Meat Commission businesses according to the commission's executive officer Dr Motshudi Raborokgwe. ...
04 February 2008
View news from Botswana EU to Scrap Levy on Botswana Beef
BOTSWANA - Government revenues from Botswana's beef exports to Europe are likely to go up as the interim deal signed between Botswana and other SADC countries and the European Union come into force on New Year's Day. ...
04 December 2007
View news from Botswana Botswana: EU to Scrap Levy on Botswana Beef
BOTSWANA - Government revenues from Botswana's beef exports to Europe are likely to go up as the interim deal signed between Botswana and other SADC countries and the European Union come into force on New Year's Day. ...
02 August 2007
View news from Botswana In-Breeding Spells Doom
BOTSWANA - Livestock breeders have been cautioned against practicing in-breeding to avoid associated dangers. Speaking in an interview, cattle breeder, Mr Basimanyana Masire, said in-breeding can be a catastrophe to the livestock industry in as much as...
20 July 2007
View news from Botswana Cattle Population Drops
BOTSWANA - Botswanas beef industry is not progressing as the population of cattle is fluctuating between two and two and a half million while demand is increasing....
08 November 2006
View news from Botswana Botswana beef dominates British market
BOTSWANA - The United Kingdom is the highest contributor to Botswana Meat Commission (BMC)s 2005 total turnover of over P373.5 million says BMC 2005 Annual Report It says the BMCs products which are doing well in the United Kingdom include chilled vacuum-packed...
23 October 2006
View news from Botswana Cattle ranchers have no ownership of wild animals
BOTSWANA - Cattle ranchers have no automatic access, rights and ownership of wild animals found in their farms. Assistant director (Management and Utilisation) in the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Moemi Batshabang said cattle ranchers only...
26 September 2006
View news from Botswana Botswana Cattle slaughtering suspension lifted
BOTSWANA - The Department of Animal Health and Production has lifted suspension on slaughtering cattle from Ngamiland, Boteti and other non-EU zones at Botswana Meat Commission abattoirs....
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