Kenya unveils vaccine to curb cattle-killer disease

Cattle killer vaccineKenya has launched the East Coast Fever (ECF) vaccine to control a deadly disease that causes the death of 1.1mn cattle yearly across eastern, central and southern Africa

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Matabeleland farmers push for livestock revolving fund

Cattle farm AfricaFarmers who need to buy stock feeds and have experienced cattle loss during times of drought in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, have urged finance minister, Tendai Biti, to consider introducing a livestock revolving fund in his 2013 budget

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Osun increases cattle production with 10,000 capacity ranch

Cattle farmerThe government of Osun State in Nigeria has set up a 10,000 capacity cattle ranch to improve the state's self reliance in beef production and target high demand for cattle from Lagos

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Zimbabwean farmers urged to sell excess livestock

Zimbabwe CattleZimbabwe’s government has advised farmers in drought stricken regions to consider selling some of their unproductive cattle to raise money to buy supplementary feeds

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Report: African herders 'key in eradicating rinderpest'

The rinderpest virus. (Image source: Dr Rajnish Kaushik)New analysis published in the academic Science journal traces the cause of the recent global eradication of deadly cattle disease, rinderpest, and credits local African herders for their insight and assistance

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