Stock farmers worried about veterinary service cost hike of 500%

Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Michael Katambo, recently announced a dramatic increase in government veterinary services. According to the statute (105 of 2016), government veterinary officers would now charge ZMW125 for the first hour of a farm visit, and ZMK100 for each subsequent hour spent on farm. Consults would be…

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Valuable lessons in chicken health profit rural women

A project researching tropical diseases in poultry is uplifting women farmers in eastern Zambia in more than one way. Eastern Zambia’s Veterinary Services and Australia’s James Cook University (JCU) have partnered in a poultry disease investigation that has benefited local farmers by making valuable additions of protein to their diets…

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Supporting growth in the livestock sector

Musika, an independent Zambian non-profit company, pledged its support to Zambeef’s smallholder cattle development project, in the Northern Province, at a recent hand-over of equipment. Zambeef aims to put an estimated 500 farmers into the livestock supply chain through this project which is worth US$800 000. Included in Musika’s support…

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