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02 November 2018
View news from Zimbabwe President Commissions Dairy Plant
ZIMBABWE - President Mnangagwa commissioned Innscor Africa Holdings’ Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa on Wednesday....
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....
07 May 2018
View news from Zimbabwe Disease, Forex Shortage Cripple Zimbabwean Dairy Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Dairy production in the first quarter of 2018 has been hampered by the shortage of foreign currency and the prevalence of tick -borne diseases, Business Digest has learnt....
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. ...
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....
05 February 2018
View news from Zimbabwe ED to Launch Dairy Project Near Kwekwe
ZIMBABWE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to officially launch a newly-installed state-of-the art dairy plant at Kaguvi Vocational Training Centre near Kwekwe soon, as part the new Government’s 100-day plan, Women and Youths Affairs Minister...
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....
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....
18 August 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Dairy Sector, Banks in Funding Talks
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) has engaged the banking sector in efforts to secure funding for the industry, businessdigest has learnt....
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....
06 June 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Probrands Commissions $3.6m Dairy Plant
ZIMBABWE - Fast moving consumer goods producer, Probrands, has commissioned a $3.6 million Ultra-high temperature dairy plant in Ruwa as the company seeks to increase its raw milk purchases to one million litres a month before the end of the year....
02 June 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Lauds Rural Energy Master Plan
ZIMBABWE - Players in the dairy industry have lauded Government for coming up with the Rural Energy Master Plan, whose thrust is to ensure fast-track electrification of rural areas....
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....
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....
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....
17 January 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's Milk Production up 14% to 65 Million Litres
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s raw milk production increased by 14 per cent to 65.3 million litres in the full year to December from 57.5 million litres the previous year....
10 January 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Mugabe's Dairy Gets Duty-free Import Quota
ZIMBABWE - President Robert Mugabe's dairy business - Alpha Omega Dairy (Private) Limited - is among 20 companies that have been granted approval to import milk powder duty-free....
03 January 2017
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Milk Production Rising
ZIMBABWE - The country's milk production is on the rise despite the devastating drought which left more than 5.5 million people in need of food aid....
19 December 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Dairy Scheme Benefits Small-scale Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Ninety-eight small-scale dairy farmers have benefited from the Dairy Revitalisation Programme (DRP) scheme, which facilitated the importation of 400 dairy cows into the country....
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....
13 January 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Cattle Farmers Destock as Drought Worsens
ZIMBABWE - Cattle producers in Zimbabwe are destocking as drought conditions bite into the beef industry, leading to an increase in the number of slaughtered animals, with the number of sheep and goats slaughtered in the nine months period to September...
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