Thursday, January 23, 2020

How to make a living running a small-scale broiler operation

Raising chickens is relatively easy; selling them and actually making a living out of the enterprise is the real challenge. This is according to...

National Foods introduces Cost Effective Broiler and Layer 3 Phase Feeding Regime

National Foods has come up with a cost-effective broiler and layer 3-Phase Feeding regime that poultry produces can now use to ensure optimum productivity...

Producing Indigenous chickens faster

Road runners take longer to mature than broilers. The time and long-term cost for rearing road runners may not justify doing this on a...

Invitation to the Premier Heritage Chicken Production Workshop

Exotic and Imported Backyard Heritage Chicken Production Workshop Date: 26 September, 2019 Time: 08:30am Venue: Catholic Hall, Corner Lobengula Avenue and 7th Street Gweru Cost: Bond $150 Introduction Many poultry...

Fast-Growing, Exotic and Imported Backyard Heritage Chicken Breeds Exciting Midlands Breeders

Midlands poultry farmers have discovered very lucrative poultry local and export markets for ornamental and imported hardy, fast growing heritage chickens like the Buff...

Free-range duck farming in KZN: Why less is more

Duck meat is a high-value niche product in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal farmer Vanessa Collocott supplies this market with certified free-range ducks, and has combined...

Poultry production shoots up by 35%

ZIMBABWE recorded a 35% increase in poultry meat production in 2018 despite rampant smuggling, businessdigest has learnt. According to the Zimbabwe Poultry Association (ZPA) annual...

Poultry Farming: Ideal Herbs To Grow Around Your Chicken Run

Herbs are wonderful for your chickens. They can nourish your birds, repel bugs and mice, and make your chicken run smell better than it’s...

Winter Chick Brooding – Different Heating Methods

Cold conditions are a challenge to birds especially when they are young; due to their large surface area to lose heat. Provision of clean,...

Biosecurity: your first line of defence against disease

According to Dr Fambies van Biljon, effective biosecurity entails preventing, as far as possible, contact between an existing flock of chickens and anything that...

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Midlands Command Agriculture Grain Production Package Unveiled for the 2019-20 Season

The government has unveiled an integrated Command Agriculture support for farmers to till 20 000 to boost local food production and guarantee food security...
Side Bar Two
As buttressed in the Transitional Stabilization Program(TSP),Agriculture is one of the key drivers for socio-economic growth, poverty reduction and food security. In Midlands almost all of the communal people are dependent on agriculture however we are in the face of climate change therefore there is a shift focus towards Irrigation agriculture-the new frontier in the agricultural system which is...
It is green and known to be healthy: broccoli. In Europe, the Netherlands ranks among its most important exporting countries. The Gebr. Hoff en Zonen company cultivates in Andijk in Western Frisia. Freshly harvested, the broccoli finds its way to the packing hall to get prepared for delivery to supermarkets. The packing plant has been developed by Tegra Systems,...
The Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation, (CCMT) has been instrumental in enhancing the management of Irrigation Schemes in the Midlands Province. The organisation assists farmers manage productive challenges between farmers and between the farmers and other institutions and stakeholders. The organisation has assisted farmers work together as teams in purchasing Agro-inputs, securing markets for their produce and decision making...
Insukamini Irrigation Scheme is the winner of the coveted National Irrigation Competition 2019 as part of the Zimbabwe Government integrated programme to increase investment on rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure; increase food output from irrigated areas as well as establishment of new irrigation infrastructure. It has grown very evident that irrigation has become the most important productivity determinant in light of...
Rain fed agriculture has proved to be very unreliable and noncompetitive considering rising climate change impacts and vulnerability among smallholder and rural farmers in the country. To respond to the worsening food and nutrition insecurity in the country arising from an unreliable rain season, the Minister of Agriculture, lands, Water  and Rural Resettlement, Retired Chief Air Marshal Perrence Shiri, speaking...