A gift of twelve Zebus--Brahman cattle--was presented to the Ivory Coast Government on Wednesday (May 24) by the Brazilian Ambassador, Monsieur de Bittencourt Berenger, at Bingerville, 12 1/2 miles (20 kms) from the Ivorian capital, Abidjan.
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Background: A gift of twelve Zebus--Brahman cattle--was presented to the Ivory Coast Government on Wednesday (May 24) by the Brazilian Ambassador, Monsieur de Bittencourt Berenger, at Bingerville, 12 1/2 miles (20 kms) from the Ivorian capital, Abidjan.
Two bulls and eight cows had been premised to the Ivorian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Abdoulaye Sawadogo, during an official visit he made to Brazil in March. But the herd has since grown with the birth of two calves.
Accepting the cattle on behalf of the Agriculture Minister, the Director-General of Agricultural Development in the Ivory Coast--Mr. Angui Aka--said the gift was evidence of new material co-operation now growing up between the two countries.
A nine-man team of Brazilian economists--headed by roving Ambassador Andre Mesquite--visted the Ivory Coast this week for talks with economic and financial Ministers on a proposed economic exchange agreement. The team is on a two-week tour of seven West African countries.
Zebus are characterised by a prominent hump above the shoulders and loose, pendulous skin under the throat, the dewlap and the navel. It's due to this greater skin surface area that these cattle have greater control of their body temperature than other breeds, and this makes them ideal for use in hot climates.
After normal quarantine restrictions the Brazilian cattle will be used to enrich Ivory Coast livestock.