• Short Summary

    In Northern Nigeria, an experimental cattle ranch has been set up at Mokwa in the North Western State, in an effort to solve the problem of meat and other protein shortages in West Africa.

  • Description

    In Northern Nigeria, an experimental cattle ranch has been set up at Mokwa in the North Western State, in an effort to solve the problem of meat and other protein shortages in West Africa. The ranch was established as a joint venture between the former regional government and the West German Government. It is now controlled by the Nigerian Livestock and Meat Authority, and next year it will be handed over to the Federal Government.

    The ranch has cost about a million pounds sterling.The West Germans provide veterinary and laboratory supplies, and equipment. The main object of the experiment is to find the most economic way of fattening cattle. With scientific methods of ranching, bulls that originally weighed about (400 pounds) (200 kilos), are eventually sent for slaughter weighing between 680 and 720 pounds (340 and 360 kilos).

    The Ranch employs more than two hundred workers six Nigerians are understudying the German experts who are currently working there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NJWPFAS63WG7G2D12RGG5U79
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NJWPFAS63WG7G2D12RGG5U79
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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