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Mhlupheki Dube THE consequence of the much justified reduction of the number of road blocks is among other things now contributing to the increase in incidents of stock theft. ...

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE distribution of cattle under Government’s  Special Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife Programme is in full swing with a number of farmers in Matabeleland region having received their animals. ...

  Mhlupheki Dube A DISCUSSION with players in the livestock sector, specifically the beef industry in the past week revealed that there is already a short supply of cattle in the market. ...

Judith Phiri, Farming Reporter THE Government has vowed not to license the donkey abattoir in Bulawayo as slaughtering of the animals is unlawful in the country, an official said. ...

Dumisani Nsingo, Farming Reporter THE Government’s artificial insemination (AI) project for the rural livestock revitalisation programme is set to play an integral role towards enhancing the genetics of the country’s cattle herd as it moves to resume beef exports. ...

Farming Issues with Mhlupheki Dube THE ongoing reintegration of the departments of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development should be commended for the singular positive effect this streamline will bring back to the ministry. ...

Mhlupheki Dube WE are now into the dry season and most farmers like to wean their calves around this time of the year. Their reason is that the dry season is the period when animals are under a lot of nutritional stress due to the dwindling and deteriorating pastures. Therefore, to lessen the nutritional drain burden on lactating cows farmers opt for early wean. This...

ZIMBABWE’s biggest chicken breeder — Irvine’s is now supplying 80 percent of the total requirements for day-old chicks. The company anticipates to meet full demand by September as it continues on its recovery path following the avian influenza outbreak last year. ...

TOBACCO buyer, Bullion Leaf Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd has invested $20 million into contract farming and tobacco buying at the auction floors this year in a bid to boost foreign currency earnings. ...

  Mhlupheki Dube THIS week I wish to discuss one important resource that somehow seems to have a puzzling paradox at the moment. I am usually inundated with enquiries from across the country from potential farmers who are trying to get a piece of land for production purposes. ...