Governor Rauf Aregbesola, commissioning a cattle ranch called “Osun Beef Production – O Beef to boost beef production.
The cattle ranch is located at Oloba Farm Settlement in Iwo was part of efforts of the government towards self-reliance in food production.
The ranch, which is being managed by a South African expert in conjunction with IITA and Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, has 1500 cattle sourced locally.
According to Aregbesola, 30 foreign species called the Zambian Boran, would be introduced to the ranch with a view to genetically crossbreeding them with local ones to get a new species.
When fully in operation, the ranch, which would be run on public private/partnership basis, will have modern abattoir that offers services to the people at a lower rate. The project is a 78.4-hectares of cattle ranch, which has 10,000 cattle capacity is aimed at meeting the beef demand of the state as well as the entire Southwest states.
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