Bird flu cause serious economic damage in SA’s Western Cape

Poultry farmers’ production loss due to the outbreak of H5N8 poultry virus in the Western Cape in South Africa amounts to more than R800 million. More than two million chickens were culled and eggs had to be destroyed to try and stop the virus from spreading. There were 36 outbreaks…

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Insurance man takes unique path in quail farming, and he’s winning!

David Chifuna (40), a Lusaka-based insurance underwriter, is successfully farming quail as a sideline business. It is not unusual for Zambians to run a part-time business while they work a full-time job. When David decided to farm quail as a second income stream he had no experience. His savings of…

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Guinea fowl could give you the competitive advantage

It remains a mystery why more African farmers are not breeding the native African Guinea fowl. They are hardy, low on cost, and in demand. Farmer Humphrey Milanzi makes best use of these bords. Guinea fowl are Gallinaceous birds like chickens and turkeys. Members of the order Numididae, they are…

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