Advertise with

Zambian government bans the trading and marketing of pigs in Lusaka
Zambian government bans the trading and marketing of pigs in Lusaka

Zambian government bans the trading and marketing of pigs in Lusaka

FMCG SUPPLIER NEWS - Nov 26th 2013, 08:32

Government has with immediate effect banned the trading and marketing of pigs and its products to help in the fight against African swine fever. 

It has also directed all pork processing plants in Lusaka to stop processing pork.with immediate effect.

This follows an outbreak of African swine fever in Lusaka Province.

Ministry of agriculture and livestock says it will slaughter all the pigs affected and in-contact farms with African swine fever.

Agriculture, Co-operatives and Livestock Minister, Bob Sichinga says the Ministry will destroy all products originating from affected farms.

Mr Sichinga says the ministry estimated that 25,000 pigs will be slaughtered in order to eradicate the diseases to from Lusaka province.

Mr Sichinga has appealed to the famers, traders and the general public to cooperate with the ministry of Agriculture and livestock in the fight against African swine fever.

He said government will compensate affected farmers that will coperate with government’s directive.

He said his ministry is undertaking surveillance measures to determine the extent of the geographic spread, number of farms affected and the number of animals affected by the disease. 

Read more about: employment | agriculture | pork ban | meat | zambia

Related News

Avocado industry should focus on Chinese market, says Agbiz
13/05/2019 - 09:57
The chamber said the increased exports are a major boost to the government's policy ambition of achieving export-led growth in agriculture.

SA set to remain a net importer of wheat
09/05/2019 - 10:22
Despite improvements in production, the country will not be able to meet demand and imports could keep driving up food inflation.

Shoprite shakes up Zambia’s retail sector with world-class store
01/04/2019 - 11:28
The Shoprite Group is set to change the face of retail in Zambia with the opening of the new world-class store in the Woodlands/Kabulonga area.

Agriculture's important contribution to SA economy
26/03/2019 - 10:17
The South African agricultural industry might be seen by some as simply another role player in the economy, but our farmers cannot be thanked enough for the absolutely necessary work they are doing.

SA meat price inflation to remain subdued due to foot-and-mouth outbreak
19/03/2019 - 11:27
SA’s meat price inflation could remain subdued in 2019 as a ban in exports could increase local supplies, according to the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz), an organisation that represents commercial farmers and agribusiness.