By Charles Nwabardi
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has dumped the conventional open grazing system in Ondo State and has embraced the feedlot (A type of Animal Feeding operation) operational system as an alternative.
The Ondo State MACBAN Secretary, Mr. Ahmed Danna, said the feedlot system will help herders increase profit and also end the age-long acrimony with the farmers.
Danna stated this over the weekend at the end of a five-day training for corporate bodies, the general public, and other stakeholders with interest in agricultural value-chain business with special emphasis on feedlot operational system in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The training was put together by the Ondo State Agricbusiness Empowerment Centre (OSAEC), in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), to train and certify 150 pastoralists in cattle, sheep, and goat value-chain business.
Danna, while noting that the training was a welcome development for MACBAN, said the use of technology for meat production would increase their produce and profit margin drastically.