Governor Fintiri commissions seven hectares cattle ranch.

Governor Fintiri recently took the initiative to commission a cattle ranch in Gongoshi. This decision indicates a proactive approach by the government to address the challenges associated with cattle grazing in the region and promote better livestock management practices. The establishment of a cattle ranch offers several benefits to both the local communities and the cattle owners.

Firstly, the cattle ranch will provide a dedicated space for cattle to graze and roam freely. This helps minimise conflicts between herders and farmers, which often arise due to the encroachment of cattle onto farmlands. By providing a designated area for cattle grazing, the ranch helps protect agricultural lands while ensuring the welfare of the livestock.

Secondly, the cattle ranch will enable improved veterinary care and health monitoring for the animals. Centralising the livestock in one location allows for easier access to veterinary services, disease prevention measures, and timely vaccinations. This, in turn, can lead to better overall health and productivity for the cattle, benefiting both the herders and the local economy.

Governor Fintiri’s decision to commission a cattle ranch in Gongoshi reflects a comprehensive approach to addressing the socio-economic and environmental challenges associated with cattle rearing. This proactive step aims to create a win-win situation for both the herders and the local communities by promoting harmony, productivity, and sustainability in the livestock sector.

During his remarks at the commissioning event, Professor Ambrose Voh, Coordinator of the State Livestock Transformation Office (SLTO), emphasised that the NLATP is a federally funded 10-year initiative with the goal of transitioning the animal husbandry system from a normadism-based model to a contemporary ranching model.

The pilot project will cultivate pastures for animal feed and water, and Professor Voh expressed gratitude to Governor Umaru Fintiri for his five-year funding commitment to the NLTP.

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