Veterinary technicians are calling on cattle farmers in Ghana to resort to the use of simple technology to confine their animals.
Mr. Isaac Nyumutei, a Veterinary Officer in Lower Manya Krobo who made this known when he appeared as guest on the Rite Agrotech show said this if properly done will boost animal production and bring to an end, litigations that erupt between nomadic herdsmen and crop farmers every year.
“The time is now for cattle owners to invest in the construction of this intensive structure to keep their animals if Ghana wants to make a head way as long as animals rearing is concerned,” he posited.
According to Mr. Nyumuteye, farming globally is now a legitimate business and farmers must do whatever it takes to protect their animals through the use of modern technology to ensure maximum returns.
He dissuaded farmers not to expect government to construct such structures for them but strive to invest into their occupation, assuring them that the animals will be ready in a relatively short time either for their meat or milk as against the old practice where the cattle are reared on a free range system.
Mr. Isaac Nyumutei was confident that the practice if followed will also reduce epidemics among cattle in the country since diseases will easily be rectified and controlled.
The Veterinary Officer further impressed on the various assemblies and traditional rulers to give out lands to support this call.
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