Poultry feeds output up 58%

POULTRY feeds production increased by 58% to 110,121 tonnes in the last quarter of 2018 and generated more than $106,5 million in revenue, latest industry reports have shown.In an industry update, Zim...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2019


Poultry industry restocks after bird flu

THE poultry sector has embarked on an aggressive restocking programme after the outbreak of avian influenza that hit Zimbabwe last year.As a result of the avian influenza at one of the country's bigge...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Poultry import permits remain frozen - Shiri

GOVERNMENT is not issuing any permits for importation of chickens, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister, Perrance Shiri, has said."Permits are issued under my signature and so far we hav...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018


Poultry feeds production up 10% in Q1

POULTRY feeds production increased by 10% in quantity to 74 241 metric tonnes (mt) in the first quarter of the year, raking in more than $46 million, an industry official has said.In an industry updat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2018


Poultry meat sector improves

AN aggressive restocking of breeder birds by the poultry industry since the outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) last year has seen an increase of pre-laying broiler breeder birds from 130 000 in Septembe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018


Command Poultry excites Chegutu farmers

About 500 farmers in Chegutu District have volunteered to participate in the Government's Command Poultry programme.The programme is part of the Command Livestock initiative being rolled out by Govern...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018


Poultry industry on high alert

The poultry industry is on high alert, following reports of an outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) in North West Province, South Africa.The Department of Veterinary Services and the Zimbabwe Poultry Asso...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018


Poultry sector seeks moratorium on egg imports

Poultry players have approached the government asking for the suspension of the 40% import duty on fertilised eggs to bridge the supply gap of day-old chicks created by the outbreak of avian influenza...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 February 2018


Poultry industry on the rebound

THE poultry industry in Zimbabwe, which nearly got decimated by bird flu last year is on a recovery path, but is seriously weighed down by the prevailing high cost of stockfeed which has pushed small-...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 February 2018


Festive season poultry shortage fears

THE Zimbabwe Poultry Farmers' Association (ZPFA) says the country is likely to face a poultry shortage during the festive season although the supply of day old chicks is showing some signs of stabilit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2017


Poultry producer in human bodies exhumation

Poultry producer, Crest Breeders International (Crest), has applied for the exhumation of human remains at its Harare South's Saturday Estates Retreat to pave way for the company's expansion.The compa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 September 2017


Poultry feeds dominate stockfeed industry

THE manufacturing of poultry feeds continued to dominate the stockfeed industry during the second quarter of 2017 with a monthly average of 22,473 metric tonnes worth $15,5 million, an industry offic...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 August 2017


Zim poultry sector sends SOS to govt

THE poultry industry is faced with chick and egg shortages as one of the big breeders has been hit with bird flu, and the sector was requesting assistance from the government.Zimbabwe Poultry Associat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 August 2017


Zim poultry farm hit by avian flu outbreak again

A Zimbabwean poultry farm has reported a second outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu, two months after it first occurred, the state-owned Herald newspaper said on Monday.Lanark farm, a commerci...

By Reuters | Published: 31 July 2017


Zim poultry production up 22%

Zimbabwe's poultry industry total chick production went up by 22 percent to 78,4 million birds in 2014 from 64,4 million recorded in 2013, a latest industry report has indicated.According to Zimbabwe ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 June 2015


Poultry levy suspended

The Agricultural Marketing Authority has suspended the imposition of a poultry levy after stakeholders agreed that the move would cripple farmers who are already suffering from economic hardships. The...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 May 2014


Poultry producers welcome surtax

The re-introduction of surtax on chicken and other goods to promote local producers has revived the local poultry industry with experts predicting further growth after imports declined significantly.L...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 January 2014


Air Zimbabwe ventures into chicken business

The poultry business had become so lucrative at the height of the country's economic crisis that Air Zimbabwe and the Civil Aviation Authority decided to get into the business and fly out day-old ch...

By The Poultry Site News Desk | Published: 10 June 2013

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