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.
SV NIGERIAN CATTLE RANCH SIGN
SV's CATTLE IN PENS (3 shots)
CU AND SV'S HARVESTER CUTTING
SV GRASS IN TRAILER BEING PULLED BY TRACTOR
SV AFRICAN WORKER JACKING UP TRAILER
SCU AFRICAN DRIVER
TV CUT GRASS BEING UNLOADED FROM TRAILER
SV CATTLE BEING SENT THROUGH GATE INTO FEEDING ENCLOSURE
GV CATTLE FEEDING AT TROUGH
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Background: 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.