Livestock News from Africa

  Last Updated: Tuesday 8th of February 2011 10:45:00 PM +0800HKT

Some communal farmers in the Omaheke region have complained about the expenses they incurred in buying cattle ear tags, describing it as "daylight robbery" of their money.

  Last Updated: Monday 7th of February 2011 01:18:00 AM +0800HKT

Consumers were urged to support South African dairy products instead of imported goods, as this puts the industry at risk, the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) said on Friday.

  Last Updated: Sunday 6th of February 2011 12:03:00 AM +0800HKT

Twenty six heads of cattle have died in chiefs Hanjalika, Mweenda and Mwanachingwala’s chiefdoms in Mazabuka District following an outbreak of livestock diseases.

  Last Updated: Thursday 3rd of February 2011 09:22:00 AM +0800HKT

Livestock owners have been warned to take preventitive measures against diseases that may break out following the recent heavy rains.

  Last Updated: Wednesday 26th of January 2011 09:02:00 AM +0800HKT

The vaccination campaign started over the weekend in the Upper River Region (URR), against Peste des Petites Ruminant, (PPR), an endemic disease in The Gambia that affects small ruminants such as sheep and goats.