Botswana buys 95 heifers, 150 dairy goats from Australia

Masisi PIC: BTO
Masisi PIC: BTO

DALLAS: As part of the continued spending spree on agriculture, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has revealed that government has successfully purchased 95 heifers and 150 dairy goats from Australia to improve Botswana's herd count and genetic stock.

The livestock is expected to touch down at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on Tuesday. Addressing Batswana in the Diaspora here last week, Masisi said his government was keen on improving the state of agriculture in the country justifying a series of investments into agriculture through targeted flagship programmes like Thuo Letlotlo and Temo Thuo.

“On Tuesday 95 cows and 150 dairy goats will be landing from Australia. They will be arriving at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport,” he said. Masisi further said the government is eyeing to become the prime spot for purchasing genetic material in agricultural markets. “We want to be the place to go to for genetic material in the shortest time possible," he said.

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