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NIMET Predicts Livestock Disease Outbreaks

By Ahmed Dio Agbo Livestock population especially in the northern part of the country may suffer water stress and outbreak of heat-related diseases this year, particularly in the early months due to the expected warmer-than-normal conditions predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) in the 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP). The new

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1 million Birds Produced Every 6 Weeks At Akwa Prime Hatchery

  Akwa Prime Hatchery and Poultry Ltd. has the capacity to raise one million birds every six weeks, Mr Moses Armstrong, Special Assistant to Gov. Udom Emmanuel on Agriculture has said. Armstrong disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo on Tuesday. He said the hatchery, situated

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Ekiti court jails herdsman for grazing

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced one Ali Haruna to two years imprisonment for taking his cows for grazing in a farmland in Ado-Ekiti and destroying crops. The Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, in his judgement, said the accused was arraigned in his court on Jan 22, 2016 over a

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Nigerian Govt Starts Livestock Transport By Train

Gusau — The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL) has flagged-off the farm to market scheme of transporting livestock from Gusau, Zamfara State to Lagos by train. The scheme is a pilot phase for the new modern transportation system of livestock and vegetables from northern part of the country

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Group moves 500 cattle to Lagos by rail

Two weeks after the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture introduced a Farm-to-Market scheme, the movement of cattle by rail has commenced with the first 15 wagons of 500 cattle transported from the North to Lagos. The scheme is to ensure a low-cost and efficient transport link between agricultural producers

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Plateau poultry farmers decry low patronage, hike in price of feeds

  Poultry farmers in Plateau say they record low patronage and experience hike in the price of feeds in recent times. Mr John Dasar, the Chairman, Poultry Association of Nigeria in the state, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Jos. This period is, indeed, tough for us; the

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Eid-el Kabir: Prices of rams remain stable in Adamawa

Few days to Eid-el-Kabir sallah celebrations, prices of rams have remained stable in Adamawa state and its environs due to the economic recession in the country. In an interview at Jimeta Bye-pass cattle market , the chairman, Alhaji Garba Jimo attributed the low patronize of customers to economic recession the country

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Africa: Global Dairy Conference Makes Case for Milk Consumption

Experts have called for more milk consumption in Africa, which is still low. They say it will be achieved by increasing milk production, sensitization and ensuring quality. It was one of the points of discussions during the 12th International Dairy Conference and Exhibition that has just ended in Kigali. Dr. Amit Saha, Director

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Ekiti anti-grazing law, step in right direction – Gani Adams

  The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, has thrown his weight behind the Ekiti State anti-grazing bill signed into law by the State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Monday. Adams made his position known in a statement on Tuesday. He said going by the wicked records of Fulani herdsmen

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Bird Flu: Premium Poultry Farms bounces back with 180,000 birds

In January this year, the nation witnessed the worst disaster ever in the poultry industry when bird flu caused heavy losses to farmers across the country.   Premium Poultry Farms, one of the biggest farms in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, was the worst hit. Over 600,000 birds were reportedly wiped

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Buhari to Rehabilitate 414 Grazing Reserve Centres Nationwide

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is set to rehabilitate the 414 grazing reserve centres and stock routes across the country, what it described as steps taken to end the clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country. National Coordinator, Grazing Reserve Rehabilitation at the Federal Ministry of

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FG signs MoU with Arla Foods to boost dairy production

Abuja – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government is working toward the improvement and development of the dairy sector in the country. Ogbeh disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of the world’s largest dairy

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FG creates grazing reserve in Gombe

The Federal Government yesterday said arrangement has been concluded to create grazing reserve for cattle rearing at Wawa Renge in Dukku local government area of Gombe state. The leader of the delegation Mr. Mahmud Ibrahim spoke on behalf of the federal government made the pronouncement when the team paid courtesy call

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Sultan tells herdsmen to stop destroying farms

The Sultan of Sokoto and Grand Patron MIYETTI Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday advised herders against allowing their livestock to destroy farm crops, even as he maintained that such should not however be a reason for violence. The Sultan who is also the President General, Nigeria

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Lagos Shuts Down ‘Ponmo’ Processing Section of Oko-Oba Abattoir

The Lagos State Government on Sunday shut down and dislodged the cow skin (popularly known as ponmo) processing section of the Oko-Oba abattoir and Lairage Complex in Agege. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Asst. Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, and made available

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Kano CP cautions herdsmen against Falgore Forest

The Kano State Police command has advised herdsmen living around the notorious Falgore forest in Doguwa Local Government Area to settle in one place to make its security operations easier. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf gave the advice during his visit to some communities who are seriously affected

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Kidnapping: Kano Police Command advises Falgore herdsmen to settle in one place

The Kano State Police Command has advised Herdsmen living around the notorious Falgore forest in Doguwa Local Government Area of the state to settle in one place to make security operations easier. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabi’u Yusuf, gave the advice during his visit to some communities affected by

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Kaduna begins vaccination of 7m animals

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has flagged-off vaccination campaign against livestock diseases likely to affect seven million animals across the 23 local government areas of the state. The vaccination, which is expected to take care of two major livestock diseases which include Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) which affect cattle and Peste

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Hard hatch for National Egg Production

The National Egg Production scheme is currently generating controversy with a civil rights group, the Centre for Social Justice sueing the minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, at the Federal High Court, Abuja The group, according to news reports, wanted the minister to release details and copies of the N25 billion

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