Escalating costs haunt Zim meat processing industry

The Zimbabwean beef and poultry sectors have expressed concerned over increasing regulatory and production costs arising from the imposition of Statutory Instrument (SI) 129 of 2017. This instrument makes it mandatory for all producers, buyers and processors of raw milk, meat and beef to pay a new Livestock Development Levy…

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Possible foot and mouth disease outbreak in Botswana

A suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease(FMD) has been reported at the Namayane crush in Ngamiland, in Botswana’s North West Province. According to the Directory of Veterinary Services’ Dr Lethogile Modisa, the disease was first spotted by farmers who noticed cattle with suspicious symptoms. In an investigation, five animals…

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