Goat farming

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...

Goat Vendors On the Increase

A goat is domesticated animal in many rural areas basically for meat and rituals by different societies but this animal has been for years being traded by some goat vendors in Harare along Kirkman and Tynwald Drive while mingled...

colds affect Goats

POOR husbandry practices and cold weather in some of Manicaland’s rural and high veld areas have negatively affected efforts to increase goat production in the province, an official has said. This was revealed by director livestock and pastures research...

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...

things to closely look at before buying a Goat:

Body shape A dairy goat should have a triangular shape. This ensures that there is enough room for feed in the rumen, even when the doe is pregnant with multiple kids. Body condition Feel along her spine and then let your hand...

Local Agric App Released maxiFARM : a feed formulation app that calculates mixing ratios...

maxiFARM is a feed formulation app that calculates mixing ratios for your livestock feed ingredients. You can formulate your own livestock feed for any livestock using any suitable ingredients. It comes pre-loaded with data for 32 livestock diets and...

Ten Cool Reasons why every farmer needs a goat

Goats are fantastic animals, and can provide milk, meat and money for the rural families that keep them. Here are a few reasons why many companies and cooperatives in  Africa invests in goats in  Africa: 1. Goats are well-adapted to harsh...

A WEIRED WORLD IN FARMING : You probably havent heard of it until now...

Chances are you've never heard of the spider goat, which is exactly why this genetically engineered animal has made it to the top . The spider goat is purely a creation of science. Outwardly it's no different from your typical...

What to look for before buying a goat

The goat from the top.Body shapeA dairy goat should have a triangular shape. This ensures that there is enough room for feed in the rumen, even when the doe is pregnant with multiple kids. Body conditionFeel along her spine and...