Livestock

Livestock products imports worry government

As plans to streamline the importation of mechanically deboned meat continue, government has expressed unease on increased meat imports. Michael Katambo, the fisheries and livestock minister revealed that volumes of

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Fisheries, livestock statistics collection starts

Comprehensive livestock and aquaculture census has kicked off to update the country’s database following two decades without records. Michael Katambo, the minister of fisheries and livestock said preparations for project

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Artificial insemination to increase livestock population

Livestock specialist says the ongoing countrywide Artificial Insemination (AI) programme will drastically improve Zambia’s cattle population Speaking at a farmer information workshop held at Lusaka’s Czech Centre of Excellence, an

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K30 million for animal diseases control campaign

Veterinary services department has announced intentions to intensify implementation of animal disease control measures, rehabilitation and construction of new dip tanks. Dr. Yona Sinkala, Director of veterinary services said the

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Insurance man takes unique path in quail farming, and he’s winning

David Chifuna (40), a Lusaka-based insurance underwriter, is successfully farming quail as a sideline business. It is not unusual for Zambians to run a part-time business while they work a

A quiet agricultural revolution

“Holistic land management takes root in Zambia” It’s still early days, but something quite remarkable is happening in certain agricultural lands in Zambia. It is already protecting grazing lands, reducing

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Kalahari Red Goats scoop several awards in Botswana

Botswana’s farming enterprise – Bushra Kalahari Reds has emerged the most victorious throughout this year’s season of agriculture and farming shows. The enterprise has collected accolades at district shows held

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Reduce stock feed prices, processors urged

The Poultry Association of Zambia has urged stock feed processors to provide a relief to the poultry industry through reduction in prices of stock feed following a bumper harvest recorded

Strengthen business in DRC, Zimbabwe, poultry farmers urged

Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) says farmers should take advantage and strengthen their export market positions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zimbabwe, where outbreaks of bird flu

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Import ban on fisheries and livestock lifted

Government has relaxed import ban on livestock and fisheries, as the country still face deficit, amid efforts to support local producers. The authorities want to ensure that local producers are