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Concerned stakeholders in Edo State Monday rejected the federal government’s planned cattle colony. Rather, they advocated the embrace of cattle ranching, which they said is a modern way of grazing.
The Bank of Agriculture (BOA), South-West zone on Wednesday held a training on improved goat/sheep farming for no fewer than 300 farmers in Oyo state.
Cattle Project: The Sokoto State Government has initiated a regional cattle ranch to ease the lingering clashes between herders and farmers in the country. The N3 billion project would initially cover 1000 hectares with capacity to cater for 10,000 cattle.
The National Committee on the transformation of the livestock sector has recommended the setting up of a National Livestock Industry Transformation Fund to urgently implement stakeholders recommendations to boost the sector.
Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has called on state governments to consider the proposed establishment of cattle colonies as a solution to the lingering herdsmen-farmers conflicts.
The Bayelsa Government on Wednesday said it established a grazing site for cattle rather than colony at its Palm Estate in Yenagoa to check clashes between farmers and herdsmen.
An outbreak of a cattle disease identified as Contagious Bovine Pleuro Pneumonia, CBPP has struck Katsina State and killing thirteen cows.
Sixteen Nigerian states have agreed to the establishment of cattle colonies proposed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh as a solution to the incessant herdsmen crisis.
Cattle Rearing: Against the backdrop of the federal government stating that it would begin implementing cattle colonies in states, the Oyo state government has said that ranching remains the form of cattle production and development recognized in the state.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to revive the existing grazing reserves across the country instead of establishing cattle colonies.
The National Association of Piggery Farmers are demanding colonies for their pigs across the 19 Northern States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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