18-07-2014 09:53 AM | Zambia

Cattle farmers cry for security

Some Chibombo farmers have expressed concern over the security of their animals following increased cattle rustling activities in the area.

The district recently recorded an increase in cases of cattle theft raising concern among farmers.

Recently, a farmer in Chibombo’s Shimbilo Information Centre lost six animals to cattle rustlers after thieves slaughtered and managed to escape with the carcasses leaving offals at the scene.

“A number of farmers in the district have bemoaned the rise in cattle rustling activities,” the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) Friday brief says.

Shimbilo Information Centre secretary Herbert Chilyata has appealed for increased farm patrols by the local police to curb the escalating vice.
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