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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....
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....
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....
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....
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...
03 November 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Reports Three FMD Outbreaks
ZIMBABWE - Three outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on village farms....
27 October 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Struggling with Electricity Shortages
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is battling its worst electricity shortage in years with hospitals, mines and army barracks that were traditionally exempt from disconnection, now going for up to 18 hours without power like all less strategic energy users, writes...
20 October 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Cattle Producers in a Spin
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwean cattle farmers have more worries than just the foot and mouth outbreak scare that has seen South Africa and Botswana raise their eyebrows, reports Tawanda Korombo....
14 October 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Beef Processor Close to Going Under
ZIMBABWE - The Cold Storage Company (CSC), a Zimbabwean meat company that used to supply 9,100 tonnes of beef to the European Union yearly until 2001, is tottering on the brink, writes Ian Nkala....
27 August 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Positive Tests Leave 21,000 Cattle at Risk from FMD
ZIMBABWE – Foot and Mouth disease has been confirmed in over 1,000 cattle across the southern half of Zimbabwe....
14 August 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Hardy Cattle Boost Zimbabwean Farmers’ Incomes
ZIMBABWE - A project to boost incomes from agriculture in rural Zimbabwe seems to be getting results, after improvements in cattle health have been noted....
30 July 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Further Foot and Mouth Outbreaks Reported in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - There have been 21 more outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in the south of Zimbabwe....
29 July 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Foot and Mouth Situation Worsened by Wild Buffaloes
ZIMBABWE - There have been five new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth disease in Zimbabwean cattle, with the spread thought to be aggravated by contact with wild animals....
 
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