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01 June 2012
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Buying Scheme Launched for Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Zimbabwe will be able to buy cattle through monthly instalments under a scheme launched by the Cattle Ownership Trust to help boost livestock production....
06 February 2012
View news from Zimbabwe Nestle's Heifer Project Gathers Momemtum
ZIMBABWE - Nestle Zimbabwe's project to boost milk production is now in full swing with the company distributing 100 imported heifers to new farmers joining the programme....
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....
07 January 2010
View news from Zimbabwe Nestlé's Zimbabwe Dairy Reopens
ZIMBABWE - Swiss food processing giant, Nestlé has reopend its Harare dairy plant in Zimbabwe. ...
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....
05 October 2009
View news from Zimbabwe Nestle Stops Buying Mugabe Milk
ZIMBABWE - Nestle have said that they will no longer purchase milk from a farm appropriated from white owners and now run by Grace Mugabe....
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....
01 July 2008
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Tick-Borne Diseases Kill Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Cattle in Gwanda, Zimbabwe are being killed by tick-borne and tsetse fly induced diseases....
25 September 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Scientists Call For Genetic Diversity
ZIMBABWE - Veterinary science experts from the developing world are calling for the establishment of gene banks to conserve livestock diversity and promote the indigenous breeds which are disease-resistant and suitable for poor farmers in Africa, Asia...
11 September 2007
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Dairy Industry Faces Collapse
ZIMBABWE - Milk worth millions of dollars is lost every day at dairy farms across the country as farmers fail to transport it to processors due to severe fuel shortages triggered by the government's controversial price blitz. ...
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. ...
06 July 2007
View news from Zimbabwe ‘Herd revival vital for dairy exports’
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe has the potential to earn US$65 million annually from dairy exports if it resuscitates its dairy herd to previous peak levels, an official said on Wednesday. ...
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. ...
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...
23 November 2006
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe dairy can benefit, co-operation with Israel vital
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s small to medium dairy producers can "immensely benefit" from the expertise, knowledge and modern dairy farming technology from Israel, a dairy expert with an Israeli dairy management systems company said last week. ...
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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