twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Namibian cattle exports set to benefit local farmers

The Namibian government is seeking to export cattle to Angola to keep livestock production in the country profitable, while improving the livelihoods of local farmers

Olivier Africa cattleThe Namibian government will export cattle to Angola to make the livestock sector more profitable. (Image source: Olivier)

The Omaheke Regional Council will join forces with Angola’s Cuando Cubango province to export cattle on the hoof as well as processed meat products to Angola.

"I have received an invitation from the governor of the Lubango province, General Higino Carneiro, to visit him in November to discuss the details of the proposed long-term plan and hopefully sign the agreement that could boost our meat industry, create hundreds of jobs and contribute on a big scale to the [economy] by adding value to our export products,” revealed the Omaheke region governor, Festus Ueitele.

Namibian/Angolan Housing Institution (NAAHI) founder, Jose Oliveira, stated that Namibia has exported more than 200,000 cattle to South Africa, while Angola is still in need of better quality livestock.

"We are hammering out the details of a sustainable, long-term export trade that will be in the best interest of both countries," Oliveira said.

"We will sell our animals and meat products at respectable prices, and the Angolans are prepared to pay these prices because of the quality they get and the knowledge that they will improve vastly on their breeding stock.”


LATEST NEWS IN Cattle

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-…

Intracare, developer and supplier of products for veterinary health and nutrition, has come up with the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage, which will be available worldwide

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustainable feed solutions for small-scale producers

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustai…

Nutreco, a global animal nutrition leader, has received a US$4.8mn grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the implementation of localised, sustainable complete feed production in sub-Saharan...

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

As price volatility propels the use of alternative feed ingredients, Adisseo's team discusses how the quality of diets and the performance of animals can be maintained in such situations

Tackling transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Tackling transboundary animal diseases i…

To curb high impact transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development launched the animal health...

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure safety in animal food products

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure sa…

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat...

Evonik publishes first edition of animal diet

Evonik publishes first edition of animal…

Evonik, a German-based specialty chemicals company has published the first edition of the MetAMINO ATLAS displaying the results of 15 performance trials investigating the relative bioavailability of supplementary methionine sources...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Cattle

Namibian farmers to benefit from new meat entity

Namibian farmers to benefit from new mea…

Namibian farmers hope to become majority shareholders of the soon-to-be launched Meat Company of Namibia if a proposed bill goes ahead

MIAVIT opens new office in Kenya

MIAVIT opens new office in Kenya

German animal nutrition company, MIAVIT GmbH has now opened a new office and warehouse in Kenya to serve customers’ needs for quality nutritional products

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

As price volatility propels the use of alternative feed ingredients, Adisseo's team discusses how the quality of diets and the performance of animals can be maintained in such situations

Automated weather stations to help Ethiopian herders

Automated weather stations to help Ethio…

Automated weather stations (AWS) are being installed in some of Ethiopia’s lowlands to help herders and other climate-vulnerable residents respond better to recurring shocks related to climate change

Gates Foundation awards US$8 million grant to East Africa dairy project

Gates Foundation awards US$8 million gra…

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Heifer International an US$8 million grant to support its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project

Kenya to use GPS to combat cattle theft

Kenya to use GPS to combat cattle theft

The Kenyan Administration Police plan to use a global positioning system (GPS) to fight cattle theft and recover stolen animals

Global meat production to remain stable, says FAO

Global meat production to remain stable,…

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has assured the global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead with firm production prospects and abundant stocks

Cattle disease hits Zambia’s beef production levels

Cattle disease hits Zambia’s beef produc…

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has revealed that Zambia’s beef production has been affected by disease outbreaks

Zambeef receives corporate governance award

Zambeef receives corporate governance aw…

Zambeef Products PLC has been recognised by the Lusaka Stock Exchange for its management skills in corporate governance

High hopes for agricultural and fisheries development in Mauritania

High hopes for agricultural and fisherie…

The significant oil and gas discoveries off the coast of Mauritania have enhanced the west African country's appeal as a foreign investment destination and this could have positive knock-on effects...

Heifer International and Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture invest in livestock farmers

Heifer International and Rwandan Ministr…

Heifer International and the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture have announced a partnership to invest more than US$10mn in livestock and training for 23,400 smallholder farming households

Prev Next