Tomosi hosts animal feeds processors from Belgium

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On Friday, Tomosi Farm Bwesharire hosted animal feeds processors from Flanders in Belgium. This is aimed at improving the production of animal feeds at the farm.

Odrek Rwabwogo said, one of our major agricultural industry’s problems is the lack of supplementary feeding for animals to maintain consistent production in both dry and wet seasons of the year and if such is worked on, the production may not be hindered by dry spells.

“Yesterday February 3,2017, we hosted animal feeds processors from the region of Flanders in Belgium at Tomosi’s Farm Bwesharire.

One of our major agricultural industry’s problems is the lack of supplementary feeding for animals to maintain consistent production in both dry and wet seasons of the year. Almost all our production is rain fed causing huge farmer losses and increased raw material prices in the dry seasons. The price of milk now in our area at the chilling Centres is above UGX1000 but the farmer still gets about UGX700 and the UGX1000 won’t hold for long as the rains come in March as expected.

Producing feeds for animals will even out these highs and lows allowing farmers to negotiate prices over a long haul especially with increased processing capacity in the dairy industry. Since government largely abandoned farmers both at a production and commodity marketing level, we can only find commercial partnership with feeds manufacturers for the communities to make any headway. The Inve Belgie Company is one of these key partners and we hope something good for the community can come out of these visits to the area,” Odrek Rwabwogo said.

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