A private company, Eagle Farms and Cattle Ranch has begun operations in Umuchu in Anambra State, showing that it is possible to apply modern methods in cattle rearing in Nigeria.
At the ranch, the cattle are reared in a confined space, and don’t go grazing in the community, which would bring tensions if they go into people’s farms and begin to eat their crops.
This is a step in the right direction, as ranching also gives the operator the opportunity to gather the cow dung and use it to generate electricity. The slurry will also serve as animal organic manure.
Update: This is now 2019, and first public pictures of a cow bred in this ranch have been shared. And the cow is the fattest cow we have ever seen! It doesn’t graze, so it doesn’t grow thin through trekking. Commercial ranching is the answer.