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Livestock farmers in Nwoya panic as armyworms ravage pastures

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Nwoya district are struggling to graze their animals following the invasion of African armyworms. The destructive caterpillars invaded the sub-counties of Lungulu, Got Apwoyo, and Purongo at the start of the farming season last month. Geoffrey Ojok, a farmer and local chairperson …

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Strange disease kills over 50 animals in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Busia district are counting losses after losing 55 cows to a strange disease. The affected cows present with loss of appetite, weight and die within 5 days. According to the farmers, the meat of dead cattle appears yellowish. The cases have been reported …

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Reopening of livestock markets excites Bunyoro cattle farmers

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is excitement among livestock farmers in Bunyoro sub-region following the reopening of cattle markets. In June this year, while announcing the second nationwide lockdown, President Yoweri Museveni closed livestock markets across the country as part of the measures to contain the second wave of …

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Dry spell takes huge toll on smallholder livestock farmers

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Smallholder livestock farmers in Nakasongola district are struggling to access basic necessities due to a drop in milk production resulting from the prolonged dry spell. Several parts in the country including the Greater Luweero region where Nakasongola falls, have been experiencing a dry spell since …

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Bunyoro livestock farmers irked by low prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in the Bunyoro sub-region are crying foul following the fall in prices of livestock in the region. According to the farmers, currently they are selling their animals at cheaper prices since there are no buyers available for them. The aggrieved farmers say they …

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Acute bacterial disease hits livestock farms in Lyantonde district

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Lyantonde are battling a rare strain of bacterial infections affecting animals in the area. The strain has been identified to be Black Quarter, an infection which stacks the animal’s muscles and blocks blood flow in the veins causing its sudden death. Research …

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Cattle farmers defy livestock quarantine in Katakwi

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Katakwi district are defying the quarantine imposed in the area. In 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture indefinitely closed cattle markets and restricted the movement of livestock in the district to avert the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD in Palam and …

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