The importance of having a breeding season

Optimal reproductive performance is crucial to the success of a beef cattle enterprise. A defined breeding season can help to achieve this. One of the...

Thousands of litres of milk dumped in US as pandemic deepens

Various US dairy role players have asked agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, to intervene as billions of dollars in losses are expected at farm level...

Botswana beef farmers fear market losses due to Covid-19

Botswana's beef cattle producers lost their most lucrative market when the country’s border with South Africa's was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public...

Dutch dairy is booming business: A window of opportunities for the Kenyan dairy sector

The Netherlands is traditionally known as a country with a big appetite for dairy products, including milk, butter and cheese. Nowadays, a modern and...

Govt Moots Command Dairy

The Zimbabwean Government has asked dairy farmers in the country to submit a proposal to be incorporated into the Command Dairy program in an...

Farmers urged to vaccinate livestock proactively

Livestock owners are being urged to vaccinate livestock proactively against vector-borne diseases such as Rift Valley fever (RVF), rather than reacting after an outbreak. The chairperson of...

Namibia’s small-stock export scheme suspended

The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) recently welcomed a decision by the country’s authorities to fully suspend the small-stock marketing scheme to allow producers to...

World Bank approves US $550m grant for Ethiopia’s Low lands Livelihood Resilience Project

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a total of US $550m for Ethiopia’s Low lands Livelihood Resilience Project. The grant will serve...

Zimbabwe Treasury allocates the US $67.6m for livestock vaccines

The Zimbabwe Treasury has allocated a budget of $67.6m for the procurement of dip chemicals, vaccines and animal pest and disease surveillance to curb...

Cattle Markets In Summer Dog Days

Packers in the southern plains showed little interest in acquiring cattle and feedyards continued to pass on $109 bids at the end of the...