State vaccinates 500,000 cattle

GOVERNMENT has vaccinated over 500,000 cattle against foot and mouth disease (FMD) from January to date.
And the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has been given a go-ahead by the Ministry of Finance to employ more extension officers to lessen the burden that farmers face in the country.
In a phone interview yesterday, Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Kampamba Mulenga said the vaccinations are routine and ongoing.
Ms Mulenga said Government has intensified vaccinations in the country due to the outbreak in certain areas, particularly in Chibombo, Chisamba, Chinsali and Mbala, where farmers were affected by FMD

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