Cattle

ILRI conference discusses accessing finance for livestock and dairy farming

Cattle-Africa-ILRIA guarantee fund needs to be set up to allow financial service providers to hedge their risks in the multi-stakeholder livestock value chains, according to speakers at a recent conference in Nairobi on livestock and dairy farming in Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACT) countries

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Dairibord Holdings rolls out Zimbabwe heifer importation programme

Cattle-RobertWallaceThe heifer importation programme adopted by Dairibord Holdings limited in Zimbabwe is reported to have increased raw milk intake volumes at a time the country’s dairy sector faced a severe downturn due to the 2000 land reform programme

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Gates Foundation rolls out Tanzanian dairy project

Cow-farmers-Gates-FoundationThe East African Dairy Development Project (EADD) recently received US$25.5mn from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its operations into Tanzania

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FAO and OIE collaborate to curb animal disease

goat Scott Costello flickrThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will join forces to control the spread of animal disease to improve food safety and promote safe trade

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Niger imports superior cattle breeds from South Africa

cattle-luca esposti flickrNiger has bought more than 72 different breeds of cattle, as well as 700 boar goats and doper sheep, from South African firm UCK Investments

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