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06 January 2021
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe reports increase in tick-borne diseases in cattle
Multiple provinces in Zimbabwe are losing cattle due to tick-borne diseases, with ongoing outbreaks of January disease reported in Mashonaland West....
01 September 2020
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe will allow white farmers to apply to get back seized land
Zimbabwe’s government has said that foreign white farmers whose land was seized under Robert Mugabe can apply to have it returned and will be offered land elsewhere if restitution is not possible....
11 August 2020
View news from Zimbabwe Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
26 February 2020
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean cattle farmers face tough choices
Cattle have long been a symbol of wealth in Zimbabwe. But these days, in the chaos of the struggling economy and the increasing impact of climate change, cattle farmers face a difficult choice: sell off their herd or butcher them to sell the meat....
11 September 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Dairy Producers to Leverage on Govt Initiatives
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) says the sector will leverage on the recent policy measures exempting dairies from paying duty in foreign currency for certain selected inputs to boost productivity as well as enhance its contribution...
09 September 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Dairy Producers Bullish on Future Prospects
ZIMBABWE - Dairy farmers plan to double milk production, eliminate imports and focus on being net exporters, a development that will boost the country’s foreign currency earnings....
02 September 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Dairy Farmers Step Up Production
ZIMBABWE - Milk producers in the country have increased milk production by 4 million litres from last year despite numerous challenges....
27 August 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Govt Moots Command Dairy
ZIMBABWE - The Government has asked dairy farmers in the country to submit a proposal to be incorporated into the Command Dairy programme in an endeavour to increase milk production in the country and reduce the import bill....
13 August 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Grow Own Stockfeed, Dairy Farmers Urged
ZIMBABWE - Dairy farmers in Manicaland have been urged to grow and stash their own stockfeed to counter increasing prices of commercial stockfeed....
07 August 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Farmers Enjoy Full Benefits of Livestock
ZIMBABWE - Cattle ownership in the country’s rural areas has often been regarded as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Besides being a source of pride, it also provides cover in times of socio-economic shocks such as hunger and drought....
06 August 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Small-scale Dairy Production Could Boost Milk Output
ZIMBABWE - Supporting smallholder dairy farmers with information and knowledge could help make their production systems more competitive, helping to reduce poverty, raise nutrition levels and improve the livelihoods of rural people across the country....
01 August 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Over 7k Smallholder Farmers Empowered in Dairy Programme
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder farmers have been capacitated to venture into low cost commercial dairy farming using their ordinary cattle breeds and are now supplying milk to markets in their districts....
31 July 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods....
25 July 2019
View news from Zimbabwe 80k Cattle Vaccinated in Matabeleland South
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Department in Matabeleland South Province has vaccinated about 80,000 cattle in the province against anthrax which is usually recorded when there is a drought....
17 July 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Govt To Compensate Farmers Who Lost Cattle to Theileriosis
ZIMBABWE - The government has undertaken to compensate all farmers in Mashonaland East province who lost their cattle to Theileriosis also known as January disease....
09 July 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Manicaland Tops in Livestock Production
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a remarkable increase in cattle and goat production in the 2018/2019 season, a crop and livestock assessment report has revealed....
02 July 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
28 June 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Milk Output Rises 14% in Q1/2019
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's milk output for the first quarter increased by 14 percent to 19,4 million litres compared to the same period last year, the Livestock and Meat Advisory Council has said....
10 June 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Bring in New Dairy Investors
ZIMBABWE - Government says it is in negotiation with a consortium of local and international dairy investors with a view of concluding a deal that could see the country augmenting current production which is in excess of 65 million litres....
05 June 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
07 May 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Mugabe Dairy Firm Sings Blues
ZIMBABWE - Alpha Omega Dairy, a company owned by former President Robert Mugabe, is singing the blues with operations at below capacity and low uptake of its products in the market....
06 May 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Belarus to Set Up Dairy Facility in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - Belarus has set its sights on establishing a state-of-the-art dairy facility in Zimbabwe as part of its efforts to improve milk production in the country....
03 April 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Rare Disease Kills Cattle in Gutu
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Gutu have raised a red flag over a rare disease that has killed over 100 cattle in the district ravaged by Cyclone Idai....
27 March 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Govt Sets Up Cattle Breeding Centre
ZIMBABWE - The government has laid the foundation for the recovery and growth of cattle breeding and off-shoot industries through the setting up of the Centre of Excellence in Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technologies at Chinhoyi University of Technology....
13 March 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Roll Out Artificial Cattle Insemination
ZIMBABWE - The Government will soon roll out an extensive cattle artificial insemination (AI) programme aimed at improving the quality of the country's livestock as well as increasing the national herd, a Cabinet minister has reported....
12 March 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Over 22k Cattle Get Vaccinated for FMD, Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Services Department has vaccinated more than 22,000 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts to control foot-and-mouth, tick borne disease and black leg....
05 March 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Farmers Lose Cattle to Wrong Medicine
ZIMBABWE - Two farmers from Nyamandlovu are counting their losses after they lost ten beasts after their worker mistakenly gave the animals chemicals mixed with stalk borer powder which he had mistaken for a chemical to treat intestinal infections....
14 January 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Vet Dept Warns Cattle Farmers Against Poisonous Plant
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Veterinary Services has warned farmers to be wary of losing their livestock to a poisonous plant, dichapetalum cymosum, which has claimed the lives of at least ten animals in Umguza District....
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