Potentials and Development of The Livestock Industry In Bole District

Year : 2024 | Volume : | : | Page : –
By

Abdulai Seidu Gong

Shuaib M. A. Husein

  1. Reseacher Department of Science, Saint Vincent College of Education, Yendi Ghana
  2. Reseacher Department of Animal Science, , Food and Consumer Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale Ghana

Abstract

Livestock production in the Bole District could be enhanced to supply the whole nation if the prospects and challenges are identified and addressed. It is carried out under extensive, semi-intensive and intensive systems. However, the extensive system is the most practiced, especially in the rural communities. This study tried to understand the possibility of expansion of the livestock industry in the district. The study employed location-specific assessment of the potentials of livestock production in Bole District of the Northern region of Ghana. The study combined purposive and snow-ball sampling procedures. One hundred and Fifty livestock farmers were selected from the three agricultural zones -Bole, Bamboi and Mandari. The data collection was through questionnaires and focused group discussions.
The gathered data underwent analysis employing descriptive statistics through the utilization of SPSS software. The results showed majority of the farmers (80%) reared both ruminants and fowls. Availability of large land for grazing and housing, several water bodies, youthful labour and feed resources both in the wild and on the fields were identified as the major prospects that could boost livestock production in the district. The farmers maintained that if much attention is paid to the management and marketing challenges the potentials could be turned into robust livestock production in the district to feed the nation.

Keywords: Prospects, Livestock species, Occupation, Bole District,

How to cite this article: Abdulai Seidu Gong, Shuaib M. A. Husein. Potentials and Development of The Livestock Industry In Bole District. Research & Reviews : Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology. 2024; ():-.
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