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Livestock numbers decrease

Luke Rawalai
Monday, April 14, 2014

THERE has been a decrease in livestock numbers within the Bua Province, says Lekutu agricultural officer Navakasiga Akuila Komai.

Speaking during the Lekutu District meeting on Tavea Island, Mr Komai said their efforts to increase the agricultural livestock count had prompted the department to prohibit the slaughter of female livestock on the farms within the province.

Mr Komai said the majority of livestock slaughtered in Suva were from the North.

"The Agriculture Department has even ordered the prohibition of inhumane conditions in which livestock are transported across to Viti Levu," he said.

"All livestock that is transported needs to be certified by the department as fit to be transported under proper conditions.

"Leaving animals in sacks with only a hole for ventilation in the past is not allowed nowadays under the department's current standards."

Mr Komai said the exercise was also in line with the department's efforts to keep a track on livestock movements and their production rate.








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