THE Department of Veterinary Services says it has vaccinated over 28 000 cattle in the Midlands Province to curb the spread of the deadly foot and mouth disease, which has hit parts of Gokwe since last month.
STATE-OWNED meat processor Cold Storage Company (CSC) is set to lose more than 800 head of cattle to settle unpaid wages.
The struggling Cold Storage Company (CSC) owes Botswana one million pula for cattle it imported from the neighbouring country’s foot-and-mouth disease-infested areas.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has reportedly clinched a deal to export beef to Equatorial Guinea amid reports that the Cold Storage Company (CSC) was only left with a mere 700 cattle, down from a head of 10 000 at the turn of the millennium.
NKAYI, Zimbabwe – Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals.
The veterinary services department in the Midlands has suspended cattle trade in parts of the province due to a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease, an official said on Thursday.
REPORTS that some farmers from Botswana allegedly crossed the border into Zimbabwe illegally and drove away some donkeys they claimed belonged to them are serious cause for concern.
Botswana police are investigating reports that some Batswana farmers crossed into Zimbabwe and attacked a Kezi cattle post whose owners were suspected to be keeping their stolen animals.
Livestock auctioneers, Cattle Company Sales (CC Sales) cattle sales held steady in the in the first half of the year despite poor liquidity in the economy, recording a nearly two percent drop, an official has said.
Cattle production increased by 1,8% to 5,3 million in the 2013 to 2014 season compared to the last season, according to an agriculture ministry assessment report released recently.