livestock

jul
04

INDO LIVESTOCK 2018 Expo & Forum

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  04 July 2018 to 06 July 2018 - All Day Event
  Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta will once again host the 13th Indonesia's No.1 Livestock, Feed, Dairy, and Fisheries Industry Show in Indonesia - INDO LIVESTOCK 2018 Expo & Forum incorporating with Indo Feed 2018, Indo Dairy 2018 and Indo Fisheries 2018  at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta - Indonesia.

Hosted by the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, INDO LIVESTOCK Expo & Forum is today a 'must attend' event for decision makers and buyers across Asia. More than 12,000 trade visitors and delegates are expected to attend the Expo, Seminar and Technical Presentation in 2018. More importantly, over 370 exhibitors from 42 countries are expected to once again participate in Indo Livestock Expo & Forum. 

INDO LIVESTOCK 2018 is proven to be the preferred venue for buyers to source for new technology and equipment and where industry professionals get update on the latest technological advances and industry trends. Europe, America & Austral

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 29 June 2018 at 11:07

Have you ever heard about E-Hinga App?

World Vision Rwanda’s ‘e-Hinga’, is a dynamic web and mobile-based application intended to help local farmers and extension agents with information on crop and livestock production and management practices, stood out as one of the most innovative products for community’ development today.

World Vision Rwanda’s ‘e-Hinga’ initiative was born under the Inzozi Nziza (Great Dream) Project after identifying a gap in agricultural extension services in Rwanda; an effort aimed at modernizing access to information that would positively influence investment decisions for smallholder farmers and, in the long term, provide better livelihoods for them and their families.

E-Hinga App provides highly-synthesized information designed for easy access and adequate interaction by farmers and other users. Around 100 farmer promoters are now equipped with the E-Hinga app on their mobile devices; meaning that 100 villages with almost 20,000 farmers can current

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 29 April 2018 at 06:37

Economic considerations for livestock farming

The functions of livestock are an integral part of the total agriculture. Livestock is well known for converting non-edible (pasture) and low quality edible feed-stuffs into food for human consumption. Many farmers go for livestock production due to different reasons. To be successful, farmers need to consider financial viability before going into actual production. The article will highlight key economic areas in commercial livestock farming.

Market and demand analysis

Sustainable livestock production is market driven. Successful farmers invest their time and resources in market research. This is very important especially in livestock as any delays in sales come at a cost. Farmers need to be equipped on market knowledge.
Marketing involves logistics, time and form to the end market. With proper research and planning, the processes involved need to be efficient and achieved at the lowest possible cost. This means distance to the market is one of the ke

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Karim Ibrahim As a young entrepreneur I am very keen on starting a poultry  because I have a already established market through a chain of restaurant s.what steps must begin with

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 April 2018 at 11:39

6 reasons why Uganda’s pig business will grow

Uganda’s pig business has been increasing since the late 1980s and ever since, can be characterised as ‘growing bit by bit’. There is reason to believe that in the future there’s more growth to come.

Pig farming is widely practised in all regions of Uganda with high concentrations around the central region. Unlike other key agricultural enterprises, over the last 3 decades, pig farming has experienced fundamental improvement in the number of both pigs reared and households that rear at least 1 pig.

 Uganda at a glance

Uganda, twice the size of Pennsylvania, is in East Africa. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into 3 main areas:

  1. swampy lowlands,
  2. a fertile plateau with wooded hills,
  3. a desert region.

 In terms of swine production, the country is one of the larger players on the African continent. Especially in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the total pig population made a sudden jump from 250,000 to over 1 million in just

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:54

TRAINING SCHEDULE AT LIVESTOCK SERVICES - April - June 2018

may
30

National Livestock Expo & National Milk Week 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  30 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Arusha, TASO NaneNane Grounds

Tume ya Taifa ya Kilimo nchini Tanzania (ACT) ikishirikiana na Bodi ya Maziwa ya Tanzania na TANTRADE inaandaa maonesho ya kwanza ya mifugo niching Tanzania kuanzia tarehe 30 Mei hadi Juni Mosi. Maonesho haya yatafanyika kwenye viwanja vya maonesho Themi maarufu kama viwanja vay nanenane, Arusha Tanzania.

Maonesho haya yanalenga kutambua mchanga wa sekta ya mifugo kwenye ucumi wa Tanzania na maendeleo ya kijamii.  Ni fursa ya kipekee kubaini mikakati sahihi itakayowezesha Tanzania ya viwanda. 


Sajili HAPA kushiriki kwenye maonesho haya.

Taarifa zaidi zinapatikana HAPA.

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The Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT) in collaboration with Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) under the support of key Ministries of: Agriculture; Livestock and Fisheries; Industries Trade and Investments through TANTRADE is planning to stage the first National Livestock Expo in Tanzania, which will be held from 30th May to 1st June 2018, at Themi Exhib

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 9 March 2018 at 06:17

Dutch animal nutrition firm starts manufacturing in Thilawa

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ေလ႔လာဖတ္ရႈႏိုင္ပါသည္။

It is a great news for the poultry and swine farmers and clients of Trouw Nutrition in myanmar. The Netherlands-based producer of animal feed and nutritional service specialist, Trouw Nutrition, opened its first manufacturing unit in Myanmar last week. Thilawa is the only SEZ in operation in the country, whereas Kyaukphyu SEZ in Rakhine State and Dawei SEZ in Tanintharyi Region are in the planning stage.

Trouw Nutrition Myanmar Co was incorporated at Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in July 2017. The manufacturing plant, located in Zone A, is expected to start operation in two weeks. The Thilawa facility is part of Trouw Nutrition’s €5 million (US$6.16 million) investment in Myanmar. The plant, employing 15 people, manufactures animal nutrition products, including premix, base

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jun
18

Masterclass Access2Finance Livestock sector

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  18 June 2018 to 29 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Barneveld, The Netherlands

Aeres Trainingcentre has this masterclass in June 2018. This Masterclass is intended for (Financial) Managers and trainers / advisors of medium-sized companies active in the livestock sector in emerging economies. These could be livestock production companies, food processors, feed companies and others active in the livestock input supply and services sector.

Masterclass Access2Finance for livestock sector

Innovations and development of companies in the livestock sector are slowed down due to the fact that the financial and economic aspects of the technical and operational improvements are not adequately addressed. Investments in new facilities and production improvements require a thorough assessment of the financial viability and economic feasibility before these can be approved and implemented.

Attracting loans and/or equity for businesses in the livestock sector requires a detailed understanding of the markets, economic, financial and operational aspects of the proposed investments. Investors req

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mar
12

Dairy Learning Lab - Hai District

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  12 March 2018 to 20 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Machame, Hai District, Kilimanjaro

AgriProFocus Tanzania in partnership with SNV- the Netherlands Development Organisation and PUM – Netherlands Senior Experts are organizing a dairy learning lab in Machame Ward in Hai District.

About the Learning Lab

A dairy learning lab is a network approach that boosts the exchange and learning among dairy

professionals. A learning lab is a two day session on specific topics. Typically, one learning

lab day has the following elements concerning one topic.

a) Morning guided farm visit

b) Q&A session on observations with expert

c) Afternoon class with theoretical backgrounds, exchange of experience.


 These learning lab will take place in 3 dairy cooperatives in Machame Ward of Hai District. The dairy cooperatives involved are;Nronga, Kalali and Marukeni dairy cooperatives.

 In each lab, a maximum of 30 farmers and cooperative staff will participate.


The major topics for the learning labs are:

● Pasture Management (Feeds and Fodder)

● Animal reproductive health

● General animal health

Th

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feb
14

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  14 February 2018 to 16 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Yangon

The aim of the LEGS Training course is to build capacity to support the saving of lives and livelihoods

among livestock owning communities affected by disasters.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

▪ Describe and apply the LEGS four-stage approach to response;

▪ Identify appropriate livelihood-based livestock interventions in emergency response;

▪ Design and implement response interventions according to LEGS standards and guidelines.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 22 November 2017 at 08:02

MSD and WorldVet - 2017 Scholarship call

(deadline January 1)

Based on the successful deliverance of the MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2016, MSD Animal Health and WVA agreed to continue the good collaborations and to launch the Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2017 to include 41 scholarships of US 5000$ (of a total of $205,000) to be delivered to selected students from countries in the regions of Latin America (16 grants), Africa (10 grants), North Africa/Middle East (10 grants) and Asia/Oceania (5 grants) by mid-2018.

Eligibility requirements for students:

  • Citizen of one of the countries under the grant coverage.
  • Second or Third year veterinary students (accomplishment of first year exams).
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at a recognized school of veterinary medicine in their country.

Read more here: http://www.worldvet.org/news.php?item=347

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks Wim Goris, this is a great opportunities for our veterinaries!

8 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 November 2017 at 11:26

For the last five years,Uganda has been hit by foot and mouth disease. Currently the disease is now in 12 districts including mine.This has affected the areas interms of socio economic status. The government has not provided adequate vaccine and also facilitated the veterinary personel to fight in the control of the disease. A number of cattle has died and livestock farmers can not sell the milk.

Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa Dear Bosco, May I know which district you come from? Indeed it is true FMD is a challenge that all dairy stakeholders are grappling with. What I know is that Government has put in place quarantine measures to prevent the movement of cattle to control further spread of the disease. However, given cattle farming is a key income generating activities for farmers, they do not respect the quarantine and continue moving the animals. In addition some vaccines are being released to vaccinate some of the animals that have not been affected, however, the vaccines are not enough and these must be complemented by farmers by purchasing their own vaccines. Drug companies like ERAM sell these drugs. I believe controlling FMD is a combined effort by all stakeholders. 

8 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2017 at 09:27

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter

In the November 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers based in the Netherlands are invited to register for the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” and (all readers) to vote for one of the three finalists of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, readers are asked to complete the evaluation survey of the Knowledge Portal, and the newsletter informs about workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), on the following topics:

- Climate Smart Agriculture - eight new GCP-4 projects granted

- NLandscape - a network on Landscape Approaches

- Mozambique Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security

- SES4Food: social entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector

- WBG-NL FFA talks: addressing overuse of antibiotics in livestock sector

- Global Database on city and regional food policies

- Dutch Development Results in p

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 October 2017 at 07:29

Auction of 1,100 Cattle Seized for Illegally Entering Tanzania

This article appeared in the Tanzania Daily News, Oct 22. 

The State has auctioned 1,115 head of cattle seized for entering the country in contravention to the laws of the land. The event, conducted by Meripalento Brokers at Mgagao, saw cattle said to have originated from Laitoktok, Kajiado County, in Kenya being auctioned. The sale took place after the government sought an order to that effect from the court. A crackdown against cattle that enter the country illegally was ordered by the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Luhaga Mpina, recently.

Read the full article here

oct
26

Meru Farmer's Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  26 October 2017 - 09:00 to 28 October 2017 - 05:00
  Arusha, Tanzania

Meru Farmer's Fair - Tanzania

The Meru farmers fair took place in 2016 and had 9000 visitors, and this year is expecting to have more than 4000 visitors a day which for three days will make it 12000 total. 

Meru Farmer's Fair is organised by a group of farmers organisation in agricultural sector in Tanzania. The fair will bring an opportunity for peoples in this sector to meet, advertise, debate, learn and make business. Also the focus of the fair in commodities produced in Meru which are horticulture (vegetables and coffee), cereals and oil seeds, poultry and dairy (cows and goats). 

The fair starts from 26 to 28 of October at USA River, Arusha from morning to evening. 

For more information on how to participate and deadline for application see the attached document . Email: farmers.meru@gmail.com 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 September 2017 at 06:48

How Shirimpumu became a model farmer, thanks to BDF

Source: The New Times 

Fourteen years ago, he was a well paid worker at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) earning a monthly salary of Rwf1 million.

Many in his shoes would not even think of giving up such a well paying job in exchange for the ‘hoe.’

But for Jean Claude Shirimpumu, a resident of Gicumbi District, after 8 years at RBC, he quit his job to start a new life as a farmer.

Now the Managing Director of Vision Agribusiness Farm in Gicumbi, Shirimpumu earns millions from rearing pigs, chicken, cows, goats and sheep. He also grows beans and maize on large scale.

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME If you have been inspired by the pig project from Jean Claude Shirimpumu, you can follow the link and learn more about his farming activities!https://agriprofocus.com/post/581226fca93f2508405552bc We hope to see piggery industry (same as poultry industry we have now) supporting pig farmers in Rwanda.

9 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2017 at 02:14

Book Release: The Quest for Change - Ethiopia's Agriculture and Policies, Strategies and Institutions

This book outlines briefing the reader to existing agriculture, pastoral and related policies and strategies with synoptic descriptions which are informed by the latest five-year development plan, i.e., the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). The book is designed to help policy and strategy analysts have a quick reference and a swift guide for dialogue in their endeavors to study policies and strategies in the agriculture and allied sector. It also has a reasonable coverage on institutional issues. This book may also help policy makers and those implementing policies, strategies and programs give answers for questions of change that may originate from various actors and stakeholders. The book may also be used as a reference and a guide to direct different questions that might have been raised in various forums and need to be channeled to policy and strategy dialogue and r

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 August 2017 at 03:37

BARBAROS MOTOR MAKINA SAN. IC VE DIS TIC. LTD. STI.

SINOP / GERZE / TURKEY

WE are manufacturing AGRICULTURE & DAIRY & LIVESTOCK machineries and equipments.

By using our product groups dairy farmers can increase their milk yield and also their animals can make more effective digestion which also affected milk yield and animal health.

To learn a lot about us please check our links;

Our web page

http://www.bartech.com.tr

Our location from GOOGLE MAP

https://goo.gl/maps/8jxvnj3yWxo

Please check our small electronic online catalogue link;

http://katalog.barbarosmotor.com.tr/TR-ENG.pdf

WE HAVE PRODUCT VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE, MUST BE WATCHED

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJl45OEMz5W1BogtFuKIyg

Posted By in Dairy & Livestock Worldwide
Posted 22 August 2017 at 11:43

Beyond nutrition, investing in livestock can also deliver on health

Frank Berthe, 17 August 2017 on WBG website

Interesting blog describing how the livestock sector could contribute to nutrition and publich health, while also describing the risks on the human-animal interface. I copy-paste the final sections here, but please refer to the original blog via the link below.

'The global demand for livestock products is set to increase by 70% in the next 30 years and nearly all that growth will occur in developing countries. The increasing demand for animal-sourced food and the associated expansion of livestock production systems are likely to raise the risk of emerging infectious diseases at the human animal interface; because of increasing livestock numbers, accelerating animal turnover, confinement of large numbers of animals in small spaces, as well as habitat fragmentation and encroachment with wildlife.'

'Another possible consequence of this increasing demand is an expected increase of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 August 2017 at 12:32

Feed Supplement Production made of Fish Fossils and Shell Powder

Extended Pitch at the 4th 2017 Business Drinks

On July 27, AgriProFocus and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) organized the fourth Business Drinks of 2017. These Business Drinks have been organized since 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the agribusiness community in Ethiopia to create an informal networking and an opportunity to meet and greet among relevant stakeholders. On this last event over 50 participants attended and got the chance to meet with others and to listen interesting pitches. In the first round we listened two pitches from Assegid T. Gedamu of HEKS-EPER and Ahmed Mukred of Gasco Trading PLC.

HEKS-EPER is a Swiss based development organization, working in Ethiopia since 2003. Thematic areas include food security/ food sovereignty, market systems, water development, and pastoralist livelihoods development. Capacity development and resilient building are two major str

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