Analyst advises Govt. to sensitise herdsmen, rejects open grazing idea


FILE PHOTO: A herdsman in Nigeria

A Public Analyst, Mr Adewale Kupoluyi, has advised the Federal Government to continue to engage the leadership of the herdsmen by making them realise that open grazing is no longer fashionable globally.

Kupoluyi, of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAA) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday via an email that “countries now raise their large herds of animals in ranches.”

He wrote against the backdrop of the hostilities by herdsmen pastorialist in various parts of the country.

Kupoluyi, said that animals supplied with feeds were healthier.

“The position against open grazing should be driven home with superior argument that animals deliberately supplied with feeds and other nutrients are healthier and better fattened as against the itinerant breeds as found here in Nigeria.

“The animals face many risks while…

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