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Cows will cost N2 million each if lagos passes anti-open grazing law – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders Association(MACBAN) has warned that the price of a cow would go up as high as N2 million if the Lagos State Government passes the proposed anti-open grazing law.

The association’s zonal secretary for South-West, Maikudi Usman, made the disclosure on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing organized by the state House of Assembly on the anti-open grazing bill. Mr Usman said ranching, as being proposed by the government, was capital intensive and his members can not afford it.

“If cattle are bred in one place, the price could go up to about two million naira each. We agreed with some local chiefs in other states that if anyone who wants to rear cows in a location should register and should indicate when he is leaving,” he disclosed.

The Miyetti Allah leader added that the best way to breed cattle was to move them from one place to another, saying that they were moved to different places during the rainy and dry season. Our breeders are not used to breeding cattle in one place. They move from here to another place. The owner will not have funds to feed the cattle if they are kept in one place.” He said.

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