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Anambra to aid farmers willing to breed Igbo cow

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 ANAMBRA Government has assured that it will provide aid for farmers willing to breed  cattle, especially  the Igbo specie of  cattle known as Efi Igbo.

Commissioner  for Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export, Nnamdi Onukwuba, who made this  known during a visit to the Eagle Food Processing Industries in Umuchu, Aguata LGA, said the state govt was ready to make a serious business out of livestock, especially the rearing of Efi Igbo –

He further disclosed that plans are already being made by the state government to expand cattle rearing across the state’s local government areas.

The commissioner also lauded the founder and managing director of the processing industries, Prince Ugochukwu Okpalaeke, for his efforts in achieving the feat in food processing which he described as the “most important area of agriculture”.

He said: “I’m marveled to see a farmer with hundreds of thousands of birds, a palm produce processing factory with cattle and other things in his farm, coupled with hundreds of workers as employees in his payroll.”

On his part, Okpalaeke urged south-east governors to aid farmers’ venture into the cattle breeding business; particularly, the Igbo specie of cattle.He said: “Farmers have the intention and capability to breed cattle but they are nowhere near what it takes to do the business in terms of facilities like land, man power and funding. “Rich men in virtually every place in Igbo land are acquiring lands for other businesses against the interest of all important agricultural development at this point in time.

It could be recalled that recently, the South -East Governors’

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