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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Ghana's commercial cattle
Author:Hill, P.ISNI
Periodical:West Africa
Geographic term:Ghana
Abstract:It is usually assumed that the, cattle owners in Northern Ghana as opposed to those of the Accra plains, are reluctant to sell their animals, except in the last resort, when these owners are famished. The author investigated this and came to the conclusion that except in the north-east veterinary section and in the Gambaga section, owners are very much given to selling their stock to traders and butchers. Clearly the potentialities of Northern Ghana (exclusive of the northeast) as a cattle raising area are tremendous, though utterly dependent on the continued vigilance and control exercised by Animal Health. Few districts are overgrazed. The most urgent necessities are water development and increased supply of breeding stock. The article is documented with figures from the Animal Health statistics, and with figures of local export and official slaughter.