Veterinary Department encourages farmers to brand their cattle herds

Josephine Nyamwanza |  1 month ago | top

Livestock farmers in Manicaland have been encouraged to brand their cattle herds through the Veterinary Department to curb thefts as well as for easy identification. Addressing villagers who attended the Zimbabwe Republic Police Anti-stock theft awareness campaign held in Buhera yesterday, Provincial Veterinary Doctor Samson Chiduku said it is imperative that farmers embrace this initiative as it helps them in prevention of the spread of diseases as branded cattle can be easily identified by the areas they originate from. The branding exercise which identifies cattle by their districts and owners using a monitored system will also enable Government to control the outbreak of animal diseases.