The Igbo cows
By Sunny A. David, Awka
Anambra State Government says it will partner farmers to develop the Igbo specie of cows.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export, Mr. Nnamdi Onukwuba, who disclosed this during an inspection visit to Eagles Farm Umuchu where Igbo cows are reared, revealed the state government’s interest in making live stock grazing a serious business, most especially, the Igbo specie of cow known as “Ehi Igbo”.
While addressing the media shortly after the inspection, Mr. Onukwuba noted that the State government is already making plans of expanding cattle grazing across Local Government Areas of the State and commended the owner of the farm for the initiative, assuring him of government’s partnership.
Contributing, an APGA stakeholder, Chief Romy Ezeonwuka expressed hope that the issue of destruction of farm land by cattle and other activities of herdsmen which according to him affect agricultural development will become a thing of the past if efforts are sustained in breeding and grazing what he called Anambra cows.
Responding, the chairman, Eagles Farm Umuchu, Prince Ugochukwu Okpalaeke who expressed satisfaction with the visit of the Commissioner, promised necessary assistance to ensure the realization of the dream.
He explained that cows can actually be grazed indoor as his cows have been doing well without stepping out over the years.
The Commissioner later proceeded to JOSAN farm Ufuma, a company that is into public private partnership business with the state government to boost rice production in the state.
The Chairman of the Farm, Mr. Oliver Okeke while receiving the Commissioner and his entourage, commended Governor Willie Obiano for reviving the Agricultural sector of the state assuring him of support towards sustaining the tempo.