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Over 30 farmers in Bududa in trouble over missing NUSAF cows

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty-seven beneficiaries under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) project in Bushiribo Sub County Bududa district have been forced to replace the animals they had sold off. Last year, the beneficiaries disposed of more than 40 heifers they received under NUSAF3. The missing …

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Rift Valley Fever hits Kiruhura District

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a confirmed outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever in Kiruhura district. The disease, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever that is most commonly seen in domesticated animals, has so far claimed four lives,  according to Kiruhura District Veterinary Officer Dr Grace Asiimwe. Although …

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Over 100 cows in Isingiro go blind

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 cows have lost their eye sight in Kakamba sub county in Isingiro district. Benon Mutakirwa Rugaju, the chairperson Kakamba Dairy Cooperative Society which brings together 150 dairy farmers in Kakamba sub county says that their cows are going blind and they …

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Sironko police stuck with 10 stolen cows

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Sironko district is stranded with 10 cows that were recovered last week.    The cows that were reportedly stolen were recovered in Bumasobo sub county in Sironko district following a tip off from a whistle blower. According to police, the cows are suspected …

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Cows come home to haunt India’s Modi

Pilani, India | AFP | One of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature policies has been protecting cows, but for Raghuvir Singh Meena — a Hindu farmer struggling to protect his crop of chickpeas from roaming cattle — it has gone too far. Farmers overwhelmingly supported Modi’s nationalist party when …

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Police blamed for escorting cattle that have not been inspected

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police officers at Mutukula border in Kyotera district have come under fire from local authorities for allegedly aiding the movement of  livestock that have not been inspected by health officials. In February this year, the Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministry lifted the cattle …

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Ugandan army says 29 cattle raiders killed in three months

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s army said Monday it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month. “There have been isolated cases of contacts and clashes between the UPDF (the Ugandan …

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