Cattle farmers plead for veterinary officers
Agona Nkwanta (WR), April 21 GNA Members of the Ahanta West Co-operative Cattle Farmers Society on have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to post agricultural extension workers and veterinary officers to the area to educate members on the maintenance and growth of their farms.
The cattle farmers said they have been recording drastic reduction in the production of livestock due to an acute disease with high risk of mortality which had affected most cattle in the area.
A statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Akortsu, Chairman of the society and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Takoradi, called for the setting up of a decentralized animal health system in the area to ensure efficiency and sustainability.
It said the health system would also ensure that local communities were better educated on proper means of maintaining their animals, as well as disease prevention, to reduce the loss of their livestock.
By this, the statement added that, the cattle business would become vibrant to promote environmental sustainability and also become attractive to some indigenes to venture into cattle farming.
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