Problems and Prospects of Increasing Beef Production in the Tribal Trust Lands

Since 1962 there has been a considerable increase in the arable in the tribal areas. This increase in arable has resulted in an ever-increasing demand for draught animals which in turn resulted in a decrease in cattle being sold. About half the cattle in the tribal areas are non-productive, i.e. they do not plough or are too small to produce a calf. To reduce the number of non-productive animals various recommendation such as calf rearing, a cattle exchange scheme, increased fodder and water supplies and improved animal health are recommended for tribal areas. Ref., tables, figure.

Title: Problems and Prospects of Increasing Beef Production in the Tribal Trust Lands
Authors: Le Roux, P.
Stubbs, A.T.
Donnelly, P.H.
Year: 1978
Periodical: Zambezia
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 37-48
Language: English
Geographic term: Zimbabwe
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Abstract: Since 1962 there has been a considerable increase in the arable in the tribal areas. This increase in arable has resulted in an ever-increasing demand for draught animals which in turn resulted in a decrease in cattle being sold. About half the cattle in the tribal areas are non-productive, i.e. they do not plough or are too small to produce a calf. To reduce the number of non-productive animals various recommendation such as calf rearing, a cattle exchange scheme, increased fodder and water supplies and improved animal health are recommended for tribal areas. Ref., tables, figure.