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10 October 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
05 October 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
17 September 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Deaths Spike as Wet Weather Sets in
ZIMBABWE - A combination of late, heavy rains and a shortage of cattle dip has contributed to a rise in tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe this year, a government official said....
29 August 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Farmers Urged to Brand Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government is deeply concerned with the low uptake of cattle branding in Mhondoro-Ngezi district, despite the rise in stock theft in the area....
28 June 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Loses Over 3000 Cattle to Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe has lost at least 3,430 cattle to tick-borne diseases between November 2017 and May 2018, with Mashonaland East recording the highest deaths....
17 April 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Measles Hits Cattle in Bulawayo
ZIMBABWE - A leading meat processing firm in Bulawayo says most animals from communal farmers are being condemned and destroyed at slaughter point as they are infected with measles due to poor hygiene and farmers are losing a lot of money....
13 April 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Artificial Insemination Programme Begins
ZIMBABWE - The livestock artificial insemination programme has kicked off in Matabeleland South Province with at least 2500 animals being targeted under the initiative aimed at improving the quality of herd in the province....
16 March 2018
View news from Zimbabwe January Disease Kills Further 2000 Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Over 2000 cattle have succumbed to a tick-borne disease with farmers raising concern that if new supplies of dip stocks are not procured on time, current dip stocks will run out over the next few weeks and trigger more deaths....
19 February 2018
View news from Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga to Unveil Livestock Revival Project
ZIMBABWE - Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza. ...
16 February 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Tea Company Planning Venture in Cattle Ranching
ZIMBABWE - Tanganda Tea Company, a subsidiary of Meikles, is planning to venture into beef production and will approach the government for land that will go into cattle ranching....
13 February 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - The country’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which Government is now battling to control....
12 February 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Town Burns FMD-Infected Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement on Thursday (8 February) slaughtered and burned 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province....
31 January 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Significant Drop in Beef Prices in Harare Supermarkets
ZIMBABWE - The time of suffering and payment through the nose for steaks and roasts could soon be coming to an end for beef lovers....
30 January 2018
View news from Zimbabwe January Disease Kills 2000 Cattle in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - At least 2000 cattle have died of January disease, also known as Theileriosis - a tick-borne disease common between December and March....
21 November 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Farmers Beef up Livestock Breeding Skills
ZIMBABWE - More than 200 A1 and A2 Zvishavane farmers have undergone a livestock rearing and breeding training programme that is expected to add value to their farming business....
03 November 2017
View news from Zimbabwe FMD Threatens Zimbabwean Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - Data available from Livestock and Meat Advisory Council (LMAC) show that the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services (DLVS) has reported active clinical infections of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Chipinge South, Mwenezi, Chivi and...
21 August 2017
View news from Zimbabwe FMD Outbreaks in Masvingo, Manicaland Province Lead to Death of Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Dr Unesu Hildah Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Principal Director at the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services in Harare has reported eleven outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Masvingo and Manicaland Province....
14 August 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Vet Dept Faces Challenges in Vaccinating Cattle for FMD
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services is experiencing challenges in vaccinating cattle for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) due to shortage of vaccines....
30 June 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Unable to Export Beef to Europe Due to Lack of Funds for FMD
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe will not be exporting beef anytime soon because of regular outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease and government does not have resources to eliminate the disease, according to deputy Agriculture Minister Paddy Zhanda....
19 June 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to Import Beef from Namibia
ZIMBABWE - Livestock farming is now in dire straits, with Zimbabwe looking to import beef from Namibia as the country’s national herd has been severely depleted due to droughts and the foot and mouth disease....
31 May 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Farmers Urged to Insure Livestock
ZIMBABWE - Livestock farmers have been urged to commercialise their operations and insure their animals to avoid losses in the event of diseases and natural disasters such as drought....
02 May 2017
View news from Zimbabwe CSC Rolls Out Livestock Restocking Programme
ZIMBABWE - The Cold Storage Company (CSC) has partnered with a local fuel company to roll out a restocking and recapitalisation programme, which will see farmers getting heifers on loan basis to grow their herd....
24 April 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Govt Eyes Beef Exports Worth US$2 Billion
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe could resume beef exports if cattle ranchers develop “commercial mindsets” and prioritise disease control, a senior Government official has said....
13 April 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Rural Folks to Use Livestock as Health Cover
ZIMBABWE - Cabinet has approved a framework under the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme that will result in people in rural communities using livestock for health cover, a Government official has said....
05 April 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Beef Producers Say Govt Suffocating Beef Industry
ZIMBABWE - The Government continues to suffocate the beef industry in favor other agro-based industries despite the sector having potential to earn the country the much need foreign currency, beef producers have lamented....
02 March 2017
View news from Zimbabwe 2016 a Challenging Year for Zimbabwe's Livestock Sector
ZIMBABWE - The year 2016 proved to be a rather trying period for the livestock sector. The drought and continued pressure on consumer purchasing power exerted many challenges on all parts of livestock value chains....
24 February 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to Benefit from Livestock Production
ZIMBABWE - Rural farmers in Zimbabwe and the whole of Southern Africa are set to receive a major boost in their livestock production through the expected launch of the beef value chain finance initiative this year....
18 October 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Botswana Starts Shooting Stray Zimbabwean Cattle
AFRICA - Botswana police have started shooting to death cattle owned by Zimbabweans that stray into their territory, a radical step announced six months ago as Gaborone scales up its fight against foot and mouth disease, writes Ian Nkala....
 
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