A cow price may reach N2 Million if Lagos state pass anti-open grazing law

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has warned the Lagos state government and resident that price of a cow could go up as high as N2 million if the State Government passes the proposed anti-open grazing law.

This was disclosed by the MACBAN’s zonal Secretary for south-west, Maikudi Usman while speaking at the one-day public hearing organised by the state House of Assembly on the anti-open grazing bill in Lagos on Wednesday, September 8.

Maikudi warmed that ranching which is being proposed by the government is quite expensive when compared to open grazing.

“If cattle are bred in one place, the price could go up to about two million naira each. We agreed with some local chiefs in other states that anyone who wants to rear cows in a location should register and should indicate when he is leaving,” he disclosed.

The Miyetti Allah leader added that the best way to breed cattle was to move them from one place to another, saying that they were moved to different places during the rainy and dry season.

Our breeders are not used to breeding cattle in one place. They move from here to another place. When we say we will keep cattle in one place, the owner of the cattle will not have funds to feed the animals in one place.”he said

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