In an interview with The Herald, Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) Livestock Section chairperson Mr Chrispen Kadiramwando confirmed that they have banned the showcasing of poultry at this year’s edition of the agricultural show.
It is true we have banned the showcasing of chicken poultry in response to the outbreak of Avian influenza. We felt that it is better we cut the movement of chicken to and from the Showgrounds under the prevailing circumstances. We have also engaged our principal director in the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services Dr Ushewokunze-Obatolu and she has supported the move saying it would help prevent the spread of the infection. The ban has affected this year’s agricultural show in that in the poultry section that is where we normally have most of our rural farmers coming in their numbers to showcase their products as compared to the number of farmers who bring cattle to the show.
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