Agriculture

Meatco’s feedlot to stay closed

10 hours ago | Agriculture

Meatco’s Okapuka feedlot near Windhoek will remain closed for at least eight months, the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) in the agricultural ministry said on Friday.Dr Adrianatus Maseke, chief veterinary officer at the ministry, said...

Meatco's first consignment off to Hong Kong

10 hours ago | Agriculture

Meatco shipped the first consignment of Namibian beef destined for Hong Kong last week Thursday after receiving approval to start beef exports to Asian markets in May. Namibia is the first country in Africa to...

Cost of Okapuka closure N$143m

3 days ago - 23 September 2016 | Agriculture

Namibia’s meat industry has been dealt another massive blow after Meatco’s Okapuka feedlot was closed indefinitely, resulting in a loss of millions of dollars for the company, at least 500 job losses and detrimental impacts...

Meatco ready to export to USA

5 days ago - 21 September 2016 | Agriculture

Meato has announced that it is ready to start exporting beef to the USA, but that it is still finalising brand development and packaging before the actual export will start in about a month’s time....

Veg and grains doing well

5 days ago - 21 September 2016 | Agriculture

Namibia is becoming more self-sufficient in terms of food production as it grows its local horticultural and crop production. In its latest annual report, the Namibia Agronomic Board says that the total value on producer...

Endjala fears civil strife

1 week ago - 19 September 2016 | Agriculture

The governor of the Omusati Region fears that the current drought situation might end up in civil conflict, amid the grave shortage of grazing and...

Buffalo to go commercial in Namibia

1 week ago - 19 September 2016 | Agriculture

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has announced that intensive commercial farming of buffalos will soon commence in the country. He told Namibian Sun that his ministry...

Meatco''s mobile slaughter unit a success

1 week ago - 19 September 2016 | Agriculture

The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco)’s mobile slaughter unit at Mutambo Ribebe quarantine camp in the Kavango West Region has proven to be a major...

Uutomeno waMeatco wopakathimbo owuli epondolo

1 week ago - 19 September 2016 | Agriculture

Omalolelo guutomeno wehangano lyoMeat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) ngoka ga ningilwa mokamba yiimuna yaMutambo Ribebe mOshitopolwa shaKavango West oga ulike kutya omukalo ngoka otagu ka...

Omulilo gwepeya gwa yonagula po iigunda yiimuna mOkongo

1 week ago - 19 September 2016 | Agriculture

Omulilo ngoka ogwa tameke mOmaandaha ihe aagandji yomayakulo gokudhima omulilo mwakwatelwa aakwashigwana onkene taya kondjo opo ya dhime omulilo ngoka gwa yonagulapo iigunda yiimuna ya...

Fire destroys quarantine camps

1 week ago - 16 September 2016 | Agriculture

A veld fire has swept through the Okongo quarantine station in the Ohangwena Region, burning hundreds of hectares. The fire started on Monday and emergency...

Oversupply of cattle at Meatco

1 week ago - 15 September 2016 | Agriculture

The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) has started operating at maximum slaughtering capacity following an oversupply of cattle which meant that more than 4 000...

Agriculture

Our Cinderella crops

1 week ago - 14 September 2016 | Agriculture

Africa is a continent where, at least outwardly, we like to celebrate our diversity - the rich variety that can be found in our many...

Weaner prices drop

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2016 | Agriculture

With no weaner exports having taken place for the last two months weaner prices in Namibia have dropped drastically since South Africa implemented stringent livestock...

Meatco gets Norwegian quota

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2016 | Agriculture

The Meat Board of Namibia has reallocated the remaining 400 tons of the 1 600-ton annual Norwegian beef quota to Meatco. The development means Meatco...

Water sector to be capacitated...

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2016 | Agriculture

The joint management committee of the Namibia and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) water support project has officially been inaugurated by the...

Mangetti farmers committed to feeding...

2 weeks ago - 06 September 2016 | Agriculture

The newly elected leaders of the Mangetti Farmers’ Association in the Oshikoto Region are committed to uniting farmers in order to produce food for the...

Import conditions for livestock less...

3 weeks ago - 05 September 2016 | Agriculture

Namibian farmers can finally expect some relief after South Africa has commenced with the issuance of less stringent import conditions for livestock intended for direct...

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