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28 May 2013
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Veterinary Services Confirm Outbreak In Masvingo
ZIMBABWE - An unknown serotype of foot and mouth disease has been confirmed in a cattle herd in the Chiredzi area of Masvingo, in the south east of the country....
06 November 2012
View news from Zimbabwe Thousands of Cattle Succumb to Drought
ZIMBABWE - At least 1,240 cattle have died across the country due to persistent drought, as the government battles to provide adequate relief to affected farming communities....
31 January 2012
View news from Zimbabwe Beef Prices Fall as Cattle Supplies Rise in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - Prices of beef have dropped following an increased supply of cattle by farmers. Beef and Poultry Association of Zimbabwe president, Mr Solomon Zawe, confirmed the decrease on Thursday....
05 July 2011
View news from Zimbabwe Educating African Farmers About Brucellosis
ZIMBABWE - Protecting African dairy farmers from contracting a debilitating disease from their cattle is at the heart of a unique project by researchers at the University of Reading, UK....
28 April 2011
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Reports FMD in Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at Ingwizi Ranch in the province of Metabeleland South....
09 September 2010
View news from Zimbabwe Mwenezi Farmer Unveils Cattle-Breeding Project
ZIMBABWE - A white commercial farmer and rancher in Mwenezi, Mr Brine Caywood, has unveiled a cattle-breeding project....
23 June 2010
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Reports Three New FMD Outbreaks
ZIMBABWE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported three new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD)....
14 June 2010
View news from Zimbabwe FMD Breaks Out in Zimbabwean Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle....
29 December 2009
View news from Zimbabwe Anthrax Outbreak Spreading In Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - Anthrax is feared to be spreading in Zimbabwe as veterinary officials said on Monday (28 December) they are testing a suspected case of the deadly disease from a rural growth point about 50 kilometers East of Harare....
10 February 2009
View news from Zimbabwe Livestock Vaccination Gathers Momentum
ZIMBABWE - The veterinary department says that the vaccination programme for poultry (against Newcastle disease) and cattle (against anthrax) is progressing well....
04 September 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Attempt to End Zimbabwe Meat Crisis
ZIMBABWE - A state abattoir is negotiating with chiefs and traditional leaders in Zimbabwe to encourage rural folks to sell livestock to the company in a desperate attempt to end a worsening shortage of meat in the troubled country. ...
27 July 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Harare Reverses Ban on Private Abattoirs As Beef Sector Collapses
ZIMBABWE - Facing the total collapse of the meat supply chain from slaughterhouses to wholesale butchers to retailers, the Zimbabwean government has made a sharp policy turn in asking a major private producer to step in where a state monopoly has failed. ...
04 July 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe clinches Hong Kong beef export deal
ZIMBABWE - A state-owned meat processing company in Zimbabwe affirmed Tuesday it has shipped 6,500 tonnes of beef to Hong Kong after signing a beef export agreement with the rich Chinese province. ...
15 May 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Vet Dept Secures Cattle Dipping Chemicals
ZIMBABWE - THE Department of Veterinary Services has procured cattle dipping chemicals worth $180 billion, enough for the national cattle herd two years. ...
23 March 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: 15t of Beef Hong Kong-Bound
ZIMBABWE - THE Cold Storage Company expects to export the first consignment of about 15 tonnes of beef to Hong Kong before the end of the month as it seeks to consolidate the Far Eastern market. ...
05 March 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zim ‘unlikely’ to resume EU beef exports
ZIMBABWE - THE Zimbabwe Government has shelved plans to resume beef exports to the European Union due to the stringent demands that the economic bloc is making before trade can kick off, an official said last week. ...
26 January 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe beef shortages: a man-made crisis
ZIMBABWE - When the chaotic land reform programme started in 2000, the government made what appeared to be a very sensible decision amongst its bundling. ...
19 January 2007
View news from Zimbabwe UN donates millions to help Zimbabwe fight Foot-and-mouth
ZIMBABWE - A US$10.3 million donation by the United Nations to Zimbabwe for combating foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) will be insufficient unless the ruling ZANU-PF party government also contributes to the fight against the cattle sickness, the country's...
12 January 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Beef Export Plans Hang in Balance
ZIMBABWE - PLANS by the Cold Storage Company to export beef to Hong Kong and Malaysia have been stalled following a no-show by officials from those countries to inspect the meat processor's facilities....
13 December 2006
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to export beef to Asian hub
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe would soon begin exporting beef to Hong Kong in a deal the country hoped would boost its dwindling foreign currency earnings, the Herald reported on Monday. ...
12 December 2006
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to export beef to Hong Kong
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe expects to export at least 5,000 tonnes of beef to Hong Kong from early 2007 (Zimbabwe’s The Herald, 11 December). The deal follows intense negotiations between Hong Kong, Zimbabwe's Department of Veterinary Services and the Cold...
02 October 2006
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Diseases Claim 30 000 Cattle in Masvingo
ZIMBABWE - At least 30 000 cattle died of various diseases in Masvingo in the first eight months of this year, further depleting the drought-prone province's herd. ...
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