Agriculture

4 days ago | March 17, 2019

Important considerations when using hot iron branding method

Mhlupheki Dube THERE are a number of livestock identification methods that are at the disposal of farmers.  That ...

2 weeks ago | March 10, 2019

Outbreak of FMD in Fort Rixon

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  AN outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported at two farms in ...

Factors leading to broiler chick mortality

Mhlupheki Dube DUE to the high cost of beef, chicken has emerged as a growing alternative source of protein for most ...

Tick-borne disease threatens livestock in Mat South

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter MATABELELAND South has not received dipping chemicals in the last 10 months, ...

Drying water sources a threat to livestock

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  MOST farmers are in danger of losing their livestock especially cattle due to ...

3 weeks ago | March 3, 2019

Facts about weak calf syndrome and how to manage it

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the stressing situations to any livestock farmer is the mortality of young ones. This could be ...

4 weeks ago | February 24, 2019

ZAS rebrands Harare Agricultural Show

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter THE Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has rebranded its annual agricultural ...

1 month ago | February 17, 2019

Animal health management trainings should be prioritised

Mhlupheki Dube ONE of the things that I have learnt over the years interacting with farmers is that continuous learning ...

1 month ago | February 10, 2019

Risk management strategy essential for a livestock production ...

Mhlupheki Dube IN one livestock social media platform, a renowned goat farmer remarked that we are back to 1992 and ...

2 months ago | February 3, 2019

Govt launches cattle artificial insemination technology

Judith Phiri, Sunday News Reporter ZIMBABWE will this month launch the artificial insemination technology with capacity ...

Traditional veterinary medicines should be promoted

Mhlupheki Dube THE spiralling cost of veterinary medicines and drugs coupled with the inaccessibility of the same to the ...

2 months ago | January 27, 2019

Farmers encouraged to take up livestock, crop insurance

Charleen Ndlovu, Business Reporter FARMERS have been urged to consider insuring their livestock and crops to guard ...

Agritex urges farmers to develop business models for farming

Thandeka Matebesi, Business reporter THE Department of Agricultural Technical and Extension Services has urged farmers ...

2 months ago | January 20, 2019

Suspected cattle rustlers nabbed in high speed chase

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Gwanda Correspondent TWO men who were intercepted while transporting 10 head of cattle ...