Livestock Farming

LiveStock Farming

Livestock production constitutes an essential component of the agricultural economy of developing countries. The contribution of livestock goes beyond direct food production to include multipurpose uses such as skins, fuel, fiber, and fertilizer, as well as capital accumulation. Furthermore, it is closely linked to the social and cultural lives of millions of resource-deprived farmers for whom animal ownership ensures varying degrees of sustainable farming and economic stability.

Careful analysis and assessment are required so that livestock development strategies can be reoriented towards better use of local resources, contribute more effectively to food security, improve the living standards of poor farmers and ensure sustainable animal agriculture development.

Careful analysis and assessment are required so that livestock development strategies can be reoriented towards better use of local resources, contribute more effectively to food security, improve the living standards of poor farmers and ensure sustainable animal agriculture development.

Our A&E team has explored the feasibility, management and training aspects of the proposed project and have suggested a plan of action which is based on a reform and improvement of CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations)

As part of the project VEIAG will reshape the current business model centered on operating a single facility with over 1500 units of cattle by creating multiple entities under common management, each responsible for 100-150 units of cattle.  This will effectively target and solve the following challenges: manure management, veterinary/sanitary control and misuse and overuse of antibiotics and growth promotants. The benefits will include: increased assimilative capacity of land within economic transport distances, increased soil fertility, prevention of eutrophication of nearby water resources, controlled safety enforceability, early detection and localization of disease outbreaks, minimizing effects on native soil bacteria and many more.