Agriculture

Norwegian quota advertised

5 hours ago | Agriculture

The Meat Board of Namibia has started with the process to allocate the Norwegian quota for 2018 to appropriate export abattoirs.Namibia is in possession of a 1 600-ton beef quota from Norway, which is allocated...

Ox producers compete

5 hours ago | Agriculture

The winners of this year's Slaughter Ox Competition that is hosted by Agra Auctions was recently announced at an event held in Windhoek. The competition forms part of the initiative to provide ox producers with...

Record weaner season closes

5 hours ago | Agriculture

A total of 15 940 cattle were sold at this year's weaner auctions compared to 5 977 cattle sold in 2016. The average weaner calf prices for last year were N$3 900 compared to this...

Goverment restrictions hamper farming sector

2 days ago - 16 October 2017 | Agriculture

The government's intervention in the value chain is limiting the development of the agricultural sector, while its restrictive measures implemented in the small stock sector have had a negative impact on value addition and economic...

Food security still problematic

5 days ago - 13 October 2017 | Agriculture

The livestock and meat sector plays a critical role in economic growth and job creation in Namibia, and specifically in food security. However, the country is still very dependent on imports which can be risky...

Donkey saga: Fu Hai claims it has green light

6 days ago - 12 October 2017 | Agriculture

JANA-MARI SMITHA notice asking for help to process blood and organic waste from a planned cattle and donkey abattoir in Outjo strongly suggests that the...

Red Line can go - Alweendo

6 days ago - 12 October 2017 | Agriculture

A new approach is needed to allow the removal of the veterinary cordon fence as a way of incorporating all Namibians into the mainstream economy,...

'We rely on cattle'

1 week ago - 11 October 2017 | Agriculture

The agricultural sector in Namibia remains largely livestock driven, giving the country a large dependency on a single agricultural activity.It is therefore important for the...

Act causes concern

1 week ago - 11 October 2017 | Agriculture

The Protected Areas and Wildlife Management Bill which has been under discussion for nearly 20 years to replace the Nature Conservation Ordinance of 1975 was...

Small-stock sector must reinvent itself

1 week ago - 06 October 2017 | Agriculture

Small-stock farmers have been urged to make use of opportunities to improve small-stock marketing.Market analyst Daniel Motinga said this at a Business7 event at the...

Namibia tightens poultry ban

1 week ago - 05 October 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia has reintroduced a complete ban on poultry imports from South Africa, including poultry feed, as the bird flu (H5N8) outbreak in that country is...

Farming water demand jumps

1 week ago - 05 October 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia's total water demand is expected to increase from 426.7 million cubic metres utilised in 2015 to 635.6 million by 2025. The bulk of this...

Agriculture

Namibia's exporting jobs

2 weeks ago - 04 October 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia is exporting local job opportunities within the agricultural sector by allowing value addition to take place outside the country. Furthermore, the country, because it...

Meatco saves big on cold...

2 weeks ago - 02 October 2017 | Agriculture

Meatco is saving thousands of dollars after it converted its Okahandja abattoir into a cold-storage facility earlier this year. In February, the company announced...

Farmers learn about rangeland management

2 weeks ago - 28 September 2017 | Agriculture

Communal farmers in the north have praised the Namibia National Farmers' Union (NNFU) for organising the first communal rangeland management conference in the northern communal...

Short, good rain season for...

3 weeks ago - 27 September 2017 | Agriculture

Agronomists were shared some good news when they were told that they can expect an early and good rainy season. Emmanuel Kambueza from...

Meat Board news roundup

3 weeks ago - 27 September 2017 | Agriculture

The Meat Board of Namibia recently met with the Namibian National Farmers' Union (NNFU) to discuss common interests in the meat industry. Aspects like the...

N$180 000 for Brahman cow

3 weeks ago - 27 September 2017 | Agriculture

Record sales were achieved last week at the Lorden Brahman retirement auction that took place at the Agra/Bank Windhoek Ring and hosted by Agra Auctions....

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