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Nigerians advocate private sector-led cattle ranches, feedlots

Nigerians advocate private sector-led cattle ranches, feedlots
As the campaign against open grazing in the southern part of the country rages with legislative provisions being emplaced and advocacy

Not only that, some individuals argue that no government in the country provides infrastructure for pig, poultry, goat, fish and other livestock farmers, and cattle farmers should not be treated differently.However, some school of thought says that loans and other assistance as applicable to other farmers – crop and poultry – should apply to cattle farmers where they obtain loans and repay to the banks and other lending institutions.In contrast, a foremost human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said there was no gazette anywhere in the country that established cattle grazing reserves, saying land constitutionally belongs to the people and held in trust by states of the federation.” Nevertheless, he added, the government should have a role to play by providing land either for lease or purchase, and social amenities, especially at the state level, as the land constitutionally belongs to the state.

“Poultry farmers establish their farms privately.So, cattle breeders and herders should establish their farms too.

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