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NatFoods profit margins hit by inflation

NATIONAL Foods Holdings (NatFoods) says its profit margins suffered after it failed to raise prices in line with inflation developments in Zimbabwe. In the face of considerable inflation developments in the country over the past two years, the group says...

Cold Storage Company (CSC) has shortlisted a new potential investor to assist in resuscitating...

THE Cold Storage Company (CSC) has shortlisted a new potential investor to assist in resuscitating the troubled firm and is awaiting Government approval to implement the deal, an official has said. In the face of operational constraints, CSC has been...

Farmers warned against moving livestock illegally

The Veterinary Services Department has warned farmers against moving livestock without being issued an animal movement permit saying such tendencies are hampering efforts aimed at containing the spread of diseases. The call comes as the department was recently forced to...

Newcastle outbreak scare rocks Midlands

A SUSPECTED outbreak of the deadly Newcastle disease has been reported in the Midlands district of Mvuma with farmers having already lost a number of chickens in the past six days.Some farmers who spoke to Southern Eye said the...

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...

Govt slashes fishing permits for co-operatives from $800 to $15 per year.

The government has slashed fishing licences for co-operatives in Kanyemba while granting special wildlife hunting permits in response to pleas by the local community. In a move set to resuscitate the Kanyemba fishing industry, the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and...

Foot-and-mouth disease hits Beitbridge

THE Veterinary Department last week announced a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Beitbridge at a hastily convened meeting in the district which came after officials, with police assistance, put down 18 heifers allegedly for unauthorised relocation from a red to...

cattle rustlers on the rampage in Beitbridge

VILLAGERS from Mapayi and Dumba areas on the outskirts of Beitbridge have this year lost 39 cattle and 150 goats to cross-border livestock rustlers who are believed to be slaughtering and selling carcasses in Musina on the South African...

Govt secures 600 000 foot and mouth doses

THE Government has secured 600 000 doses for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and has also started re-erecting game fences at Gonarezhou separating susceptible animal population from wild buffalo to curb the spread of the disease. Authorities have expressed concern...

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