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Chikomba Vet launches ward livestock awards

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Chikomba Vet launches ward livestock awards

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THERESA ZIBOWA
MIRROR REPORTER

CHIKOMBA — Chikomba district Veterinary Services department has launched ward based livestock farmer awards and the first winner is Chipo Chisarima Leleza Diptank in Ward 7.
She won the award during a livestock field day held at her farm last Friday. She received two goats as her prize.
The field day was held under the theme: Taking our wealth to another level through livestock management.
Innocent Sibanda of Vlakfontein diptank was adjudged first runner up and he received a goat. Clayton Tekere of Perseverance diptank came third and walked away with Sulfur livestock salt lick while Thomas Mupatsi of Versailles diptank came fourth and received a knapsack sprayer.
Chikomba District Head Veterinary Officer Dr Ruvimbo Magodoro was the guest of honour. She said they will hold livestock awards in all awards.
“The main aim of the livestock field day was to educate farmers on how to keep different livestock. I would like to congratulate Chisarima for being the best livestock farmer in Leleza, she has shown that she is a focused farmer who is willing to take farming to another level.
“Looking at her healthy livestock, she deserves to be labelled the best livestock farmer for Ward 7. I want to urge farmers to take dipping seriously to prevent diseases and also for farmers to work together with Vet officers in their area,” said Dr Magodoro.
Chisarima said she was honoured to be adjudged the best livestock farmer for Ward 7. She has 92 cattle, 132 goats, 11 sheep, and 120 road runner chickens.
She urged fellow farmers and young women to work together with the Agritex Extension officers and Vet Extension officers to attain high yields in all farming activities.
Ward 7 Veterinary Officer Nyaradzo Mujudzi said the main purpose of the livestock field day was for farmers to learn from different veterinary experts.

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