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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. ...

Judith Phiri, Farming Reporter A BULAWAYO-BASED non-governmental organisation, Green Tunnel has introduced a modern greenhouse with the ability of mitigating effects of climate change while enhancing agricultural productivity. ...

Mhlupheki Dube WE are in the season of agricultural shows in the country with some districts and provinces having held their shows while others are still to do so. ...

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the challenges one faces when trying to inculcate a commercial mindset among smallholder livestock farmers is the depressed offtake. Smallholder livestock farmers have an inherent reluctance to sell their animals. This is despite the fact that about 80 percent of the national herd is held by smallholders. ...

Matopos Research Institute assistant farm manager Mr Xavier Zhakata (left) in one of the pens with Holstein and Tuli crossed dairy heifers Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter SEVEN communal farmers in Matabeleland region have received high yielding dairy cattle crossbreeds through the Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust’s Dairy Revitalisation Programme as part of Government’s...

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter MATABELELAND South Agricultural Show is this year poised to hold one of the biggest exhibitions as organisers seek to improve production on the back of massive support from Government under the Command Livestock Programme. ...

Mhlupheki Dube A NATIONAL sale for pedigree bulls bred by local breeders was held in Harare two weeks ago. I did not attend the bull sale. ...