Farmers in some parts of the great dyke are pleading with traditional leaders to extend time for release of livestock for unbound pasturing as their crops are yet due for harvesting.
Written by yafmnews on May 20, 2019
Great Dyke news reporter Portia Muzorava spoke to some farmers from Chinyika under Chief Ziki in Bikita who revealed that released livestock is giving them headaches as the 2018/2019 farming season prolonged due to delayed rainfalls.
Meanwhile Zimbabwe Republic Police has urged farmers to protect their livestock through branding and always ensure that they are kept in kraals over night.
Masvingo provincial Police Spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula said branding is vital as the identity mark protects livestock from being auctioned .
There is increase in stray cattle and donkeys which are found roaming within the towns’ Central Business Units and highways and are blamed for causing most of the road accidents.