Farmers fight cattle depopulation


FRANCISTOWN: Farmers in the Zone 6b have proposed several measures they believe the government should opt for instead of depopulating cattle in the area.

One of the proposals, which is in the form of a document, is supported by over 40 farmers in the zone. The zone is made up of villages such as Senyawe, Tsamaya, Siviya and Tshesebe among others.

The government recently took a decision to depopulate cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals in the area following the outbreak of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). More than 10,000 cattle will be slaughtered.

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