Livestock

Animal health: putting together a first-aid kit for livestock

Animals are exposed daily to the hazards of the natural environment. They also behave instinctively. In combination, these two factors place them at constant risk of accident, injury and disease. With this in mind, it’s important that farmers understand how to treat certain medical emergencies in livestock, and that they have the first-aid tools at …

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VIV Europe 2022 in co-location with Victam International

GLOBAL EXPERTISE I LOCAL PRACTICE 31 May 2022 – 2 June 2022 VIV Europe is the global Olympics of the animal protein sector for the production & processing of poultry meat, and eggs to pig meat, fish and dairy.  Innovations in animal farming are presented here for the first time to a worldwide audience. VIV Europe 2022 provides …

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AMA Plans to build modern slaughterhouse in Accra as the only functional facility risks closure

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has assured that it will be building a modern slaughterhouse to serve the city. This comes after it emerged that the only functioning one in Accra, described by officials as a public health threat, is on the verge of being shut down. Speaking to Joy News on Wednesday, revamped Clean …

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Agric Ministry charges ADB to accelerate disbursement under Ghana CARES Programme

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has urged the Agricultural Development Bank to accelerate the disbursement of funds meant for agricultural purposes under the Ghana CARES Programme. According to the Acting Chief Director, Robert Ankobiah, GH¢20 million has been allocated to the livestock sector in the agricultural value chain, hence, accelerating the disbursement process will …

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AFAN Support Southern Governors over ban on open Grazing

The National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Arch Kabir Ibrahim has said the ban on open grazing by the Southern Governors would make the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) achievable. He said open grazing reduces milk and meat production in cattle, and also reduces ovulation in female cattle difficult …

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Accelerating The Implementation Of The ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol In Ghana

Globalization has resulted in the unparalleled movement of people, animals, and goods across national borders. The flip side is the increasing threat of the spread of zoonotic infections internationally. Zoonotic diseases are naturally transmitted between people and animals, and it is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of deaths occur …

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Implement ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol In Livestock Sector

The Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVaC) has called for the speedy implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol in the country. The group, which is an umbrella organization of women poultry value chain actors, believes that supporting the implementation of the ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol will allow Ghana’s …

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