KENYA - The dairy sector in the country's coastal lowlands has received a major boost after milk processor Brookside announced it would partner with farmers in Lamu County to increase production of raw milk in the region.
UGANDA - Cabinet has approved the National Leather and Leather Products Policy, 2015 intended to guide efforts to transform Uganda’s leather industry into a dynamic and competitive subsector.
KENYA - Brookside Dairy has reviewed the price of milk downwards by Sh2, setting the stage for other processors to follow suit in the wake of increased supplies.
ZIMBABWE - The livestock industry is under threat from the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which has hit most parts of Masvingo, Midlands and spread to most parts of Matabeleland South and lower parts of Manicaland.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's raw milk production for the five months to May 2015 marginally rose 2,2 percent from 22,2 million litres to 22,7 million litres despite operating environment constrains, according to latest statistics from the Agriculture ministry.
ZIMBABWE - Government must urgently intervene and resuscitate the country’s collapsing dairy sector which used to be a major foreign currency earner, a senior official has said.
UGANDA - Dozens of pig farmers in Masaka District are counting their losses following an outbreak of African swine fever that has claimed a number of animals in the area.
ZAMBIA - Agriculture deputy minister Greyford Monde says Eastern Province has increased cattle production to a total population of 400,000 because of government’s disease control mitigation.
KENYA - Murang’a county government has introduced a program where it will purchase cows for youths interested in taking up dairy farming.
NIGERIA - Livestock Feeds Plc a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc, has achieved a turnover of N7.9 billion and Profit After Tax (PAT) of N252 million in its 2014 operations.
NAMIBIA - China, whose market of 1.3 billion people could become the largest beef market in the world, is keen and could “very soon” start importing free-range beef from Namibia despite the Asian economic giant initially expressing concerns of sporadic outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in beef-producing regions in Namibia.
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