Africa-Press – Eswatini. Magoga Fattening Ranch will be having a cattle auction sale next Wednesday.
According to information shared by the Ministry of Agriculture, 70 cattle are to be auctioned. Out of these there are 19 cows, 15 bullocks, nine heifers, 16 oxen and 11 calves. A deposit of E3 000 is expected to be paid by bidders on registration.
The auction is expected to commence at 10am. Those interested and want more information have been urged to contact 7607 6030.
In May a total of 57 cattle out of 70 were sold at a massive cattle auction at Magoga Fattening Ranch which gave the Ministry of Agriculture total revenue of E425 100.
The Minister of Agriculture Jabulani Mabuza in an a speech he made earlier this year disclosed that it was the ministry’s mandate through the Department of Veterinary and Livestock Services to equip livestock producers with adequate knowledge, skills and technical expertise on the efficient management of all resources that will ensure profitable returns and an efficient and sustainable livestock industry.
He said the thrust is to promote commercialisation of livestock production; to ensure food and nutrition security, poverty alleviation and improved living standards of the farming community in the country.
He disclosed that since the beginning of the year the ministry has conducted over nine beef cattle auction sales at Bhalekane Fattening Ranch and at dip tank level, where farmers generated an income of E4.5 million from sale of 572 head of cattle.
He disclosed that feedlot production has increased from 159 to 204 operational feedlots, saying in total there are 391 registered feedlots countrywide.