€15 million for Ugandan beef value chain development

The European Union (EU) has donated €15 million to help Ugandan government fund the development of a market oriented and environmentally sustainable beef sector. Assistant Commissioner for Animal Disease Control at the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Noelina Nantima said the 5-year programme seeks to create a…

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Smallholder livestock farmer eyes AI for increased productivity

Henry Mulenga wants to build a multi-million kwacha dairy and beef cattle business. But in his own words, “there is a huge challenge for small-scale livestock farmers like myself to rapidly increase our animal population with high productive breeds because of a lack of access to artificial insemination (AI) services”.…

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Livestock production: How to evaluate beef cattle

How does one determine if an Angus bull and cow are really top-notch? A leading member of the Angus Society of South Africa explains what one should look for when selecting cattle. For years there has been speculation as to whether Angus cattle can cope with the dry, almost arid…

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The wisdom of cattle

Wisdom Mababe, a farmer from Mumbwa in the Central Province spoke to Chris Burgess and Albertus van Wyk, about the beef cattle sector of his mixed farming operation. In Africa, and globally, the trend is for people to move to the urban areas in search of a better life, which…

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