Farmer sues BMC for breach of contract

BMC is struggling to produce enough cattle for slaughter
BMC is struggling to produce enough cattle for slaughter

FRANCISTOWN: A businessman has taken the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) to court for allegedly failing to honour a cattle feedlot programme.

The applicant, David Givens, owner of Northern Ranchers, said that in 2009 BMC told him that it was looking for farmers in the northern part of the country who were interested in developing feedlots in order to supply the Francistown abattoir.

Givens said that he then purchased land and began developing it in accordance with the specifications he was given by former BMC general manager of livestock procurement, Clive Marshall.

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