Articles tagged 'chickens'

Avian Flu hits Irvine's hard 11 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest poultry and table eggs producer — Irvine's — has been hit hard by the ravaging Avian Flu outbreak, with the company cutting working hours and terminating  contracts for some employees. The company told the Daily News that while it has taken “all possible measures” t...
Condemned chickens on sale 5 October 2017 HARARE - Chickens that were part of a consignment deemed unfit for human consumption are being sold to unsuspecting customers in Harare and its hinterland, raising serious health risks. The chickens, weighing about 12 tonnes, had been planted into the belly of Pomona Dumpsite after they were c...
Avian Flu crisis: Poultry producers slam govt 3 September 2017 HARARE - Poultry producers have slammed government over the Avian Influenza crisis, accusing it of not taking decisive action in curbing the deadly highly pathogenic virus which has decimated the country's poultry population. The producers, who are importing hatching eggs at a steep 40 percent...
Avian flu exposes govt's weaknesses 12 August 2017 HARARE - The recurrence of avian flu, a lethal chicken virus which has been reported, for the second time, at one of the farms belonging to the country's largest poultry producer Irvine's, should be a major concern to  all of us. There is widespread panic among ordinary citizens and also anxie...
Eggs, day-old chicks shortages hit Zim 11 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been hit by a serious shortage of day-old chicks and, in some cases, table eggs, which could worsen in the coming weeks in the event that the root cause is not addressed. The deficit is due to the outbreak of the avian influenza virus, also known as H5N8, which has affect...
Panic over fresh avian flu outbreak 7 August 2017 HARARE - The recurrence of a deadly chicken virus — avian flu which in June forced the country's largest poultry producer, Irvine's  to slaughter more than 140 000 birds — has sent panic among stockfeed companies. This comes as Irvine's, for the second time in three months, has been forced to ...
Avian flu outbreak contained: Irvine's 19 June 2017 HARARE – One of the country's leading poultry breeding companies, Irvine's Zimbabwe (Irvine's), says it has contained the highly-pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus that broke out at its farm almost a fortnight ago. Avian flu is a virus that occurs naturally among wild aquatic birds and affects dom...
Serious chicken shortages loom 7 June 2017 HARARE - A deadly virus has hit the country's largest poultry producer, Irvine's — forcing the company to slaughter more than 140 000 chickens as it fights to contain the avian flu which it says will cause market shortages. The avian flu outbreak has already seen Zimbabwe's neighbours, Mozambi...
Zim must quickly contain bird flu 7 June 2017 HARARE - A strain of avian influenza virus has now been found in Zimbabwe. The highly pathogenic H5N8 strain is capable of causing death among humans and inflicting serious losses on poultry farmers. The bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Harare farm, and 140 000 bir...
Soldier steals 4 chickens 25 May 2017 MUTARE - A Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officer has been fined $50 for stealing four chickens. Rushmore Nyamutata, 25, was convicted on his own plea of guilty by magistrate Innocent Bepura. He was charged for stock theft as defined in section 114 (2) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Re...
Chicken imports threaten local industry 17 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's chicken industry is under threat from cheap imports which are causing a drop in prices, Livestock and Meat Advisory Council chairperson Solomon Zawe said. In a presentation to Parliament on Tuesday, Zawe said since the introduction of the multi-currency regime in 2009, the ...