Pork shortage: Pig slaughter ban extended to June in Mchinji

District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Mchinji has to extend a ban on slaughtering of pigs from March 22 to June 22, 2019.

Pigs slaughter slab

The Office issued the ban in January, 2019, forbidding slaughtering of pigs in Msitu Extension Planning Area (EPA), in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mabvwere after the disease manifested in the area, affecting more than 500 pigs.

Assistant District Agriculture Development Officer for Mchinji, David Gondwe said on Thursday that the office has extended coverage of the ban to include Kalulu and Mikundi EPAs where the disease has also hit.

We have recorded deaths of pigs in Kalulu EPA where Kathobwa, Kasanda and Kakinga villages are affected and in Mikundi EPA where Masaiti, Mchifuwa, Mnjere, Makumbi, Machilika, Mkunjima and Thako villages have been affected,” he explained.

District Animal Health and Livestock Development Officer for Mchinji, Alexander Phiri warned that the office may affect the ban to the whole district if farmers are not heeding to the ban.

“We have reports that some farmers are transferring the pigs to other areas in the district at night hence the further spread, this will result into our office extending the slaughtering of pigs ban to the whole district,” he said.

Africa swine fever virus causes a hemorrhagic fever mostly in pigs. 

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Poverty die die
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Tachosani zonyasazi apa

Alshabab
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Alshabab

KUDYA NKHUMBA NDI CHIMODZIMODZI NDI KUDYA MANYI / BIBI / MATUBVI.
ACTUALLY MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO EAT PORK LOOK LIKE PIGS / WARTHOGS

John
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Olo musazatsegulenso. Nyama zanji zomabeleka ngati makoswe.

Boncholi
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Boncholi

zisatelo pilizi, katunduyu timakukonda kwabasi. a boma konzani changu olo tengankoni munaba kale zija ikhale ngati yachoka mnthumba mwanu zisanafike posauzana

ADZONZI
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ADZONZI

Kulakwa ukutu, mmene imakomera nkhumba ukhaithira tsabola wa kambuzi

Nansongole
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Nansongole

The question is what are you doing to contain the disease. In Kapiri area cattle are also dying and you are sitting phwiii not helping farmers. No vet medicine and no preventive measures. How could you refer a poor farmer to go to Lilongwe and buy vet drugs. Once he has bought them you demand allowance to administer the drugs and yet the same peasant is paying you salaries from his tax. We really don’t know what these EPAs do apart enforcing bans and stealing FISP resources. Shame and shame again on you. This is one of the most non… Read more »

Davie Chirombo (0888696678)
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Davie Chirombo (0888696678)

I have medicine for those pigs that have already been attacked by the disease and I demand payment after all the pigs treated are healed.

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