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Mhlupheki Dube THE calving season for most farmers is here. Animals have begun to drop calves and there is no pleasant time for a livestock farmer than the calving season. ...

Some members of Zhulube Irrigation Scheme standing beside one of their fish ponds Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter VILLAGERS in Zhulube, Insiza District in Matabeleland South Province have hailed a European Commission- (EC) funded aquaculture project for its role in ensuring improved nutritional levels and revenue generation among people in the area. ...

Mrs Sindiso Masuku (nee-Ncube) inside a fowl run with six weeks old chicks after she attended a free range chickens workshop held at a Figtree hotel, Matabeleland South on Wednesday Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE country’s free-range poultry farmers are failing to meet the demand as the interest in indigenous foods continues to surge, an expert says. ...

Mhlupheki Dube LAST week, we carried a story of poultry farmers who have taken a giant step and are investing in massive climate controlled fowl runs. ...

Mr Busisa Moyo Precious Maphosa, Business Reporter AT least four financial institutions have committed to partnering United Refineries Limited (URL) to fund its soya bean outgrowers’ project as it forges ahead to satisfy its demand for the edible oil seed. ...

Mr Elvis Ncube and his wife Mrs Simangaliphi Ncube standing in front of their cotton bales at their homestead in Khulumausenza Village, Tsholotsho District Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter KHULUMAUSENZA is a name of a village in Mapulubusi area in Tsholotsho district in the sprawling Matabeleland North Province. ...

Foot and Mouth disease Mhlupheki Dube FOOT and Mouth Disease (FMD) continues to be a headache for both livestock farmers and Government with a recent case of outbreak having been reported in Mashonaland Central. ...

Fairness Moyana, Hwange Correspondent THE Department of Veterinary Services has approved the setting up of two abattoirs in Matabeleland North Province. ...

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the fulfilments that one gets from being a columnist is to witness your ideas and opinions getting a buy-in from stakeholders. ...

Mhlupheki Dube I HAVE had discussions with a number of farmers who have presented complaints about being short-changed by the market when they wanted to buy one form of livestock or another. ...