New BMC prices to entice farmers - CEO

The new price structure that came into effect at the Botswana Meat Commission on Monday is meant to entice more Batswana into cattle farming and restore their waning confidence in the abattoir, Dr Motshodi Raborokgwe, the Chief Executive Officer of the BMC, has said. "We want people to leave their jobs and go into beef farming. We have realised that if the prices of cattle remain low, there will be a decline in beef breeding," Raborokgwe said in an interview.

An unprecedented development in the revised price structure is the breaking of the prime grade into two. Another is the awarding of bonuses for well-bred animals.

Over the years, Botswana farmers have complained that the BMC was stinting them on its prices for their cattle, the only source of livelihood for many of them.

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