Agriculture

2 months ago | April 21, 2019

Farmers urged to destock

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  THE Department of Crop and Livestock is urging cattle producers to embark on ...

Experts call on farmers to preserve grain

 Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  THE Department of Crop and Livestock has advised communal farmers to adhere ...

Herd fertility management, a priority production goal for ...

Mhlupheki Dube LAST week, I indicated that one of the challenges facing the beef production sector is low calving rates ...

2 months ago | April 7, 2019

Water provision critical for livestock in dry seasons

Mhlupheki Dube I THINK it can be safely concluded that this year is a terrible agricultural year for the majority areas ...

3 months ago | March 31, 2019

Arda Balu to increase fruit tree species

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter AGRICULTURAL and Rural Development Authority (Arda)’s partner at Balu Pecan and ...

Command Livestock starts to bear fruits

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  MOST of the heifers distributed under Government’s Special Livestock, ...

Solutions needed to deal with stock theft

Mhlupheki Dube A STORY about cattle rustling in the media last week made for sad reading to every livestock farmer and ...

3 months ago | March 24, 2019

Show societies should influence agric development: Dr Masuka

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Farming Reporter  ZIMBABWE Agricultural Society (ZAS) chief executive officer, Dr Anxious Masuka ...

Cyclone Idai — Livestock farmers count losses

Mhlupheki Dube THE past week has seen the country enduring excruciating pain from arguably one of the worst natural ...

3 months 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 ...

3 months 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 ...