Gantsi ranchers wary as drought spreads

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GANTSI: Farmers are worried about the state of their herds, as the drought diminishes the quality of cattle and the prices they fetch.

This week, Gantsi township chief, Botshelo Lekgothu, told Mmegi that farmers were in for difficult times as the market for their cattle was shrinking.

In May, the Ministry of Agriculture urged all farmers to de-stock in order to extract value from their beasts, instead of waiting for their conditions to deteriorate to the point where no revenue could be salvaged.

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