Authorities start weekly cattle dipping sessions in Buhera

Online desk |  9 months ago | local

The Ministry of Agriculture's livestock department in Buhera says it has started conducting weekly dipping sessions for cattle in the district in a bid to curtail tick-borne diseases. 

In an interview with Zimpapers Radio News, district livestock specialist Bezel Musendo said Buhera is one of the districts that have been hard hit by the January disease this year.

Musendo also said his department is training farmers in a bid to encourage them to do dipping intervals at their homesteads.

Meanwhile, harvesting of irrigated tobacco has begun in headlands, Makoni District , Manicaland and the crop is reported to be in good condition following the provision of adequate inputs. 

In an interview with Zimpapers Radio News Headlands Agriculture Extension Officer Zachariah Mayisiri said most farmers are guaranteed of producing three tonnes per hectare, adding that for the rain-fed tobacco, the planting season has been completed following the rains received in the past few days across the province.

At least 6 000 hectares of tobacco are under irrigation and 11 000 hectares are rain-fed.