Agriculture

Campylobacter testing suspended

3 days ago - 24 May 2018 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry has a shortage of reagents to run tests for an infectious bacterial disease known as Campylobacteriosis. Campylobacter bacteria can get into your system if you eat undercooked poultry or you eat food...

Meat industry under pressure

4 days ago - 23 May 2018 | Agriculture

Namibia's meat industry is faced with several challenges which, if not addressed, will impact the performance of the sector. During the 2017/18 financial year, Namibia exported 85% of its meat products to the value of...

Keeping cattle healthy

4 days ago - 23 May 2018 | Agriculture

Colder temperatures raise nutrient requirements of both cows and calves. Consequently, extra high-quality feed may be necessary to help livestock maintain their core body temperature and keep the immune system functioning properly.If grazing is not...

Business, not cattle numbers key - Endjala

6 days ago - 21 May 2018 | Agriculture

Omusati governor Erginus Endjala says farmers should shy away from the mentality of owning too many cattle and yet remaining poor.He said some of them are even receiving drought relief food from government, something which...

Amta rejects N$9m bailout talk

6 days ago - 21 May 2018 | Agriculture

Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (Amta) has confirmed an operational deficit of N$9 million for the current financial year.However, it said it will not be seeking a government bailout and simply wants the implementation of a...

Agribusdev guns for 4 000 jobs

6 days ago - 21 May 2018 | Agriculture

THE Agricultural Business Development Agency (Agribusdev) has unveiled a daring business plan with which it hopes to generate N$1.8 billion in turnover and create 4...

Ondera on right path

6 days ago - 21 May 2018 | Agriculture

Acquired in 2012 for the resettlement of disadvantaged communities, Farm Ondera now houses 500 families, has a school, a garden and about 252 heads of...

Veteran offers 10 000ha for mahala

1 week ago - 18 May 2018 | Agriculture

Victoria Kauluma, a registered war veteran, says she wants to give away 10 000 hectares of her 20 364-hectare farm in the Hardap Region. ...

Commercial slaughtering plummets by 45%

1 week ago - 17 May 2018 | Agriculture

Declining cattle volumes and rising overhead costs are threatening the sustainability of the current Meatco business model. Elaborating on the challenges the company is facing,...

Okongo to host Omaludi Festival

1 week ago - 17 May 2018 | Agriculture

The Okongo village council in Ohangwena will host its first-ever Omaludi Festival from 28 May to 2 June, where Northern Communal Areas (NCA) farmers are...

Mongolia learns from Namibia

1 week ago - 16 May 2018 | Agriculture

Meatco, through the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS), recently hosted a meeting with a high-level delegation from Mongolia.The meeting, which was aimed at studying Namibian...

Meatco canning gets clean bill of health

1 week ago - 16 May 2018 | Agriculture

Meatco's cannery department was recently audited by Lucky Star divisional food safety and quality assurance manager, Michael Young. According to Meatco quality assurance manager, Hosea...

Agriculture

Land sales stalled

1 week ago - 14 May 2018 | Agriculture

A February interdict essentially suspending commercial land tax payments and tax assessments related to legal action against a 2016 valuation roll, has had sweeping consequences...

Prime semen offered to state

1 week ago - 14 May 2018 | Agriculture

Namibia has been given a landmark opportunity to breed its cows with some of southern Africa's top bulls, through a unique project which sees the...

Buffalo in Omaheke shot

2 weeks ago - 10 May 2018 | Agriculture

The buffalo that resulted in the closure of several farms in the Omaheke Region was shot last week. The deputy chief state veterinarian in the...

Livestock movement banned in Omaheke

2 weeks ago - 09 May 2018 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry has banned livestock movement in the Eiseb, Otjinene, Rietfontein and Epukiro areas of the Omahake Region after a buffalo sighting.The Directorate of...

Close to 30 000 farmers...

2 weeks ago - 09 May 2018 | Agriculture

A total of 28 748 farmers were trained in relevant agricultural production topics including livestock husbandry, animal health, crop production during the 2017/18 financial year....

Agriculture adopts new 5-year plan

2 weeks ago - 08 May 2018 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry last week launched a new five-year road map that addresses critical themes including the increase of production and productivity in mainstay areas...

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