Cattle

Be innovative, farmers urged

Localised innovative strategies that can expand new markets regionally and internationally must be the guiding principle for both private and public stakeholders in agriculture. Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister, Cde Larry Mavhima made the call during the 78th annual Farmers Union Congress...

Zimbabwe Faces Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in South, East

Zimbabwe’s veterinary department has placed two districts under quarantine and stopped the movement of all cattle in or out after foot-and-mouth disease was detected in the southern Rutenga region and the Midlands areas of Kwekwe and Redcliff. “We’ve now quarantined...

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE CONTROL

LIVESTOCK TRANSPORT - VEHICLE CLEANDOWN PROCEDURES  The following is the procedure to be followed to prevent and eliminate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus contamination of livestock transport vehicles.  This is done to prevent mechanical transmission of FMD virus. After transport of...

Irish farmers to create seaweed eating ‘supercows’ in bid to fight climate change

Could seaweed eating supercows help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the world from climate change? Irish farmers hope so and have welcomed the opportunity to investigate a 2016 study that claims feeding cows small amounts of seaweed along with...

effect of castration on cattle

What is the effect of castration on the future development of an animal?   Castration at a younger age has a bigger effect on growth, than when castration is done at a later age. Castration at the age of three months lengthens the...

Some of the limousine cattle to be sold in Matopos , in pics

  These are beauties, dehorned, hind quarters look big, no ticks in sight, good weight, good breed, look bouncy and healthy, the farmer did a sterling job, who is he or she? to be sld tommorow in matopos imbabwe (28-08-2018) ...

CC Cattle sales to hold first tuli Breed production Sale

CC Cattle sales to hold first tuli Breed production Sale on 31 august 2018

Cattle farmers lose out to an unknown disease

Cattle has been the major store of wealth for most Zimbabwean communal farmers. The livestock industry is also one of the major export contributor for the nation. The industry might face a major set back amid the current challenges as...

blackleg disease outbreak hits zimbabwe – here is what you need to know

Blackleg is an acute, febrile, highly fatal disease of cattle and sheep caused by Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by emphysematous swelling, commonly affecting heavy muscles (clostridial myositis). It is found worldwide. Etiology: C chauvoei is found naturally in the intestinal tract of animals. Spores...