Farmer loses 23 goats in lightning strike in Ohangwena

by editor1 / Jan 03, 2020 / 0 comments

-Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and lightning caused damage to 23 homesteads at Okapundjena, Omundundu and Epundi villages in the Ohangwena Region last night.

Vaalgras Traditional Authority hands over 200 goats to Vredefontein families

by editor1 / Mar 23, 2018 / 0 comments

-The life of 20 families at Vredefontein settlement in the //Karas Region could turn for the better after they received more than 200 boer goat ewes as part of the Namibian German Special Initiative Programme.

Lightning kills 17 goats at farm Regina

by editor1 / Feb 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Rain is always welcome in the hot and dry //Kharas Region, but this natural phenomenon sometimes brings with it troubles and loss to farmers and residents alike.
A strong bout of the late rains of the current season caused one such farmer, Abraham Thomas, to loose a sizeable amount of his livestock at farm Regina, situated four kilometers outside Helmeringhausen in the Bethanie district.

Goats as collateral in Zimbabwe

by editor1 / Apr 16, 2017 / 0 comments
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-Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa says banks are stuck in the old ways of doing things and failing to respond to the needs of our highly informalised economy. Earlier this week he tabled a new bill before parliament, one that compels commercial banks to accept livestock as collateral for cash loans.