Articles tagged 'poultry'

Veterinary dept declares Zim free of avian flu 15 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe has reported it was now free of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu that hit the country between May and August last year. Poultry producer Lanark, a commercial farm  25km south of the capital Harare, was hit with the outbreak on its farm, which was quarantined and the site a...
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...
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 ...
Angola to destroy 11 million illegally imported eggs 12 August 2015 LUANDA - Angola will destroy 11 million eggs imported illegally into the country, the agriculture minister has said. The chicken eggs were brought in without an official health certificate, Afonso Pedro Canga is quoted by the state news agency as saying. He did not say from where the eggs, ...
Zim faces poultry price hike 13 April 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's poultry prices are set to rise following the imposition of a compulsory licence for importers by government, the African Development Bank (AfDB) warned. In order to control the influx of cheap chickens that are threatening the domestic industry, poultry importers now requir...