Niger okays 3 cattle colonies, introduces cow identification chip




Niger state government has approved three cattle colonies in the state.
It has also introduced micro chips to identify and monitor movement of cows at the cost of N91m.
The Commissioner of Lives Stocks and Fisheries, Alhaji Zakari Bawa stated this yesterday in a post executive council meeting press briefing in Minna.
He explained that the technology will enhance the fight against cattle rustlers in addition to easy identification of cattle in the state.
Bawa said that attention was focused on the grazing reserve in Bobi area of Mariga local government of the state, adding that the use of the technology will commence from the reserve.
He said the grazing reserve has been upgraded to the status of cattle colony with all basic amenities including schools and clinics.
He said government has begun the sensitization of Fulani herders and other cattle herders toward embracing the technology.
He said :”This will also help in curbing farmers/herders clashes and enhance peace in the state

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