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Presidential exotic goat initiative floundering

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The implementers of the Exotic Goat Rollout Program, initiated by President Museveni to boost goat farming and meat exports, are grappling with financial challenges that threaten the project’s success. Launched in 2019 as a five-year initiative, the program aims to bolster goat meat production …

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NEBBI: Livestock disease kills 14,000 goats

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nebbi district veterinary department is struggling to contain an outbreak of the Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP), a disease which is highly fatal in cattle and other hoofed animals. At least 14,650 goats have died and 53,397 goats have been infected following the outbreak of …

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Weed that causes premature births by goats and sheep invades Koboko

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers and local leaders in Koboko Municipality are calling for prompt intervention by practical researchers following an invasion by a strange weed. The weed locally known as Garamba is believed to have come from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC. According to …

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Viral disease kills 50 goats in Koboko

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 50 goats have died in Koboko Municipality following an outbreak of suspected Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral disease. The suspected cases have been reported in Koboko North and West Divisions in Koboko Municipality with the majority of animal deaths occurring …

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Panic as PPR disease hits goats in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is panic among farmers in Wakiso district following the outbreak of Peste pes petits Ruminants– PPR, a viral disease that has claimed hundreds of goats and left several others undergoing treatment. The disease is closely related to the rinderpest virus, according to Wakiso district veterinary officials. Dr. Andrew …

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Stolen goats retrieved from LC1’s home

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LC1 chairperson of Lokodiokodio village in Ngoloriet sub-county Napak district is on the run after the stolen goats were found hidden inside his house. Over 57 goats were raided on Wednesday night in Nabokat village, Nadunget sub-county in Moroto district. The footmarks led …

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Museveni goats stolen in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Armed warriors have stolen 230 goats distributed by the government to reformed cattle rustlers in Lotisan sub-county in Moroto district. The goats were distributed to the former rustlers under the improved goat project implemented by the Karamoja  Affairs Minister. The project seeks to distribute …

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Kitgum municipality impounds pigs, goats for causing accidents

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Central division, Kitgum municipality have started impounding animals found loitering within their jurisdiction and levying fines on the owners. Geoffrey Toolit, the LC3 chairperson Kitgum central division, says that stray animals such as goats, cattle, and pigs disrupt traffic, and have in some …

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Karamojongs threatens to attack Chinese camp over poisoned goats

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high between the employees of China Railway No3, which is constructing Moroto-Lokitelenyala road in Moroto district and the local community. Residents accuse the Chinese contractors of poisoning 28 goats belonging to members of the local community. A postmortem conducted by veterinary officers from …

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