Livestock

New FMD strain threatens North Africa

The_SAT2_variant_is_new_to_the_region_meaning_that_animals_do_not_have_any_acquired_resistance_to_itThe detection of a new case of a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Gaza strip stresses the importance of intensifying international efforts to stop the virus from spreading further in North Africa and the Middle East, the FAO said

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South African firm finds way around EU ostrich export ban

Poultry_meat_1A meat processor has found an innovative way to work around a European Union (EU) ban on South African ostrich products by selling heat-processed meat

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Software to enable farmers to formulate better feeds

Cattle_KenyaNairobi-based software company Fika Systems Limited has built an easy-to-use feed formulation software that it hopes will enable farmers to develop suitable, well-balanced feeds for their livestock

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Tanzanian islands look abroad for poultry supplies

Poultry_factoryZanzibar has turned to Brazilian poultry suppliers as it attempts to narrow the gap between supply and demand in the islands

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New cattle breed to improve dairy fortune

diary_-_fleckviehA new breed of cattle introduced from South Africa late last year could change the fortunes of Kenya’s dairy farmers

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