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Farming Reporter MORE than 100 cattle have died in Chivhu, Masvingo province over the past few months following the outbreak of theileriosis diseases where beasts die frothing from the mouth and excreting blood stained cow dung. ...

Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter THE Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) Jotsholo Estate has so far planted 83,3 percent of the 300 hectares of land it plans to put under the Command Wheat Programme. ...

Mhlupheki Dube WHILE I was touring a poultry farm recently, I came across a batch of young guinea fowls, probably around six weeks old. Even my colleagues could not tell whether these young guinea fowls were females or males. In other words we could not readily distinguish the sex of these young birds until a foreman of the farm was asked to help. ...

Farming Reporter OVER 3 000 farmers have registered under the Command Livestock programme in Matabeleland South Province, and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement says only those with a proven track record in animal husbandry will be prioritised. ...

Mhlupheki Dube GOING through various districts of Matabeleland North and observing the slaughter facilities for livestock gives you an uncomfortable feeling that someone in the important offices is sleeping on duty. ...

Sharon Munjenjema, Harare Bureau WOES of livestock loss and theft may soon be a thing of the past as the country introduces an electronic system to trace animals, our Harare Bureau has learnt. ...

Mhlupheki Dube REPORTS about the outbreak of avian influenza in Limpopo Province of South Africa should send a jolting signal to the responsible authorities in Zimbabwe. ...

Clinton Moyo, Business Reporter THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has reserved $35 million which will be extended to the Grain Marketing Board to refurbish its silos as part of its efforts to capacitate a key stakeholder in the business. ...

Mhlupheki Dube THIS week we discuss a subject that looks relatively easy and perhaps obvious to some, yet not so to a number of livestock farmers. ...

Winter wheat Clinton Moyo, Business Reporter THE Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) has bemoaned delayed land preparation for winter wheat saying this might result in farmers failing to meet the set targets. ...