Agriculture

5 days ago | January 13, 2019

Agricultural Society to deliver prize to top farmer

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter ZIMBABWE Agricultural Society (ZAS) will next month deliver a tractor and ...

Collective effort needed to curb stock theft

Mhlupheki Dube A STORY that appeared in the Chronicle last week about 12 carcasses of stolen cattle being exhumed at ...

2 weeks ago | January 6, 2019

Farmers in fuel deal with Puma

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) has entered into a deal with a ...

Bulled does not mean pregnant, be careful of what you are buying!

Mhlupheki Dube THERE was a hot discussion in one of the livestock social media platforms in which I am a member. The ...

3 weeks ago | December 30, 2018

Low maize hectarage in Matabeleland

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE total area cropped under maize in Matabeleland region will this season ...

Stocktheft hits milk deliveries

Belinda Moyo, Farming Reporter MILK deliveries at the communal farmers owned Umzingwane Milk Centre in Matabeleland ...

Value added calf management programme important for smallholder ...

Mhlupheki Dube LAST week we discussed on the bovine respiratory disease in calves, focusing on the causative factors and ...

4 weeks ago | December 23, 2018

Agriculture experts call on Government intervention on cattle deaths

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter FARMING experts are calling on the Government and non-governmental ...

Farmers bemoan high bank interest rates

Thandeka Matebesi, Business Reporter FARMERS are saying the interest rates being charged by banks are stifling the ...

Bovine respiratory disease in calves

Mhlupheki Dube MORTALITIES of two calves reported to me by farmers in Bubi and Bulilima districts inspired this week’s ...

Call for speedy distribution of small grains

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE Department of Crop and Livestock Production has called on farmers to ...

1 month ago | December 16, 2018

Modern livestock marketing model important

Mhlupheki Dube ONE component of the livestock value chain, which is very important but often misunderstood by farmers, ...

1 month ago | December 9, 2018

Farmers should adopt other forms of draught power to preserve ...

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the painful things I meet as a livestock farmer and advisor during this time of the year is the ...

Cattle poverty deaths go up

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE prolonged dry spell prevailing in the country has culminated in a number of ...