NIGERIA - The Federal Government has concluded plans to conduct a census of livestock in the country. The exercise will include all domesticated animals nationwide.
TANZANIA - Heifer International has said Tanzania must have a National Dairy Master Plan so as to ensure efficiency and productivity in the sub-sector.
NAMIBIA – The Namibian Meat Board is to seek an urgent independent study on the requirements for animal health and livestock exports to South Africa from the South African authorities as the next step in the restriction drama by South Africa since December 2013, which has halted livestock exports from Namibia and robbed thousands of households of their main source of income.
TANZANIA - The Tanzania Tanners Association (TTA) has urged the government to ban exportation of raw hides and skin saying it denies local factories raw materials.
KENYA - Farmers in the Rift Valley are demanding 85 per cent of the shares in New KCC.
ZAMBIA - Raw milk production in Zambia has increased significantly this year compared to last year as most farmers intensified operations while new ones joined the industry.
NIGERIA - Nigeria's livestock industry has received a major boost courtesy of a recently organised trade mission of Nigerian companies participating in the livestock industry trade show held in Rennes, France.
KENYA - The efficiency of smallholder dairy cows in Kenya is inhibited by numerous animal diseases namely mastitis, helminthosis, tick-borne diseases and in some cases the tsetse fly transmitted trypanosomiasis.
TANZANIA - The joint venture project of Mruazi Heifer Breeding Unit of Tanga Dairy Co-operatives Union (TDCU), Holland Dairy, Katani Limited and KI Family of The Netherlands has started using sex semen of insemination technology for the aim of producing more heifers.
NIGERIA - Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN) has announced the opening of what it described as the biggest single automated animal feed mill built in Africa by one of its subsidiary, Easter Feed Mills Limited, Calabar, Cross River State.
ZAMBIA - In a bid to combat livestock diseases, Government has delivered 356,000 doses of Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccines to Southern Province.
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