KENYA - The search for improved breeds that offer optimum milk quantities by farmers in East Africa could soon be over after a local organisation launched the first cow Invitro Fertilisation (IVF) Embryo Transfer (ET).
ZAMBIA - Parmalat Zambia says it might close its milk collection centres in Namwala due to the low milk production.
ZAMBIA - Blackleg, a fatal disease that affects cattle, goats and sheep, has broken out in Kabompo killing about 80 animals in the last three weeks.
KENYA - Narok has reached a deal with an Indian-based firm to build a Sh2 billion abattoir, offering relief to livestock farmers in the region who rely on middlemen.
SOUTH AFRICA - The Obama administration is not "bullying" SA by threatening to suspend duty-free treatment of its farm products unless a 15-year-old dispute over chicken wings and legs was resolved by January 4, Laird Treiber, economic counsellor at the US embassy in Pretoria, said on Tuesday.
KENYA - The State has opposed a bid to regulate farm gate milk prices saying it will make the local industry uncompetitive.
SOUTH AFRICA - Livestock producers across SA are paying up to R1,000/ton more for feed than last year because of the drought, says Agri Western Cape.
TANZANIA - Iringa-based agribusiness company, Mtanga Foods Limited is planning to invest in a modern abattoir in Kisarawe and processed meat selling outlet in Dar es Salaam during the first half of 2016.
ETHIOPIA - Ethiopia did not have its own aflatoxin contamination standards on milk but has used American standards on the issue.
NIGERIA - Four Chinese firms have approached Bauchi State Government Meat Company and Bauchi Urban Market on the possibility of collaborating to promote business activities in the state.
KENYA - Dairy, poultry and rabbit farmers in Kiambu County are set to benefit from an upcoming Sh150 million feed processing plant that is expected to cut their production costs by up to 40 per cent and boost profits.
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