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  Mhlupheki Dube AFTER reading and seeing pictures of one proud farmer sharing details of his newly-born calves and his mention of herd fertility management, I figured it could be useful to share with readers on a few tips of increasing fertility of the herd. ...

  livestock farming Mhlupheki Dube THE mismatch between exchange rates of the various forms of money used in the country has resulted in serious distortions on the markets. I am not an economist and therefore way out of depth in this territory. ...

Mr Busisa Moyo Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter UPTAKE of United Refineries Limited (URL)’s Soya Bean Outgrowers Alliance (SOBOA) programme by farmers has been low. ...

Dr Enart Mdlongwa Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Gwanda Correspondent THE Matabeleland South Veterinary Services Department has shot and burnt 18 beasts belonging to a Beitbridge farmer as part of efforts to contain a foot and mouth outbreak that was recently recorded in the area. ...

Mhlupheki Dube WE are deep into the dry season and this can be a stressful time for smallholder communal farmers. The twin stress drivers for the livestock farmer are a depreciated veld and dry river beds. ...

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. ...