The problem with keeping animals healthy and disease-free in rural areas is not so much about lack of accountability but rather a lack of knowledge and access to basic animal healthcare and common stock remedies. Animal health company Afrivet is committed to helping farmers overcome these challenges.
African Farming host Tony Ndoro discusses how accountability factors into each element of a farming operation with Praveen Dwarika, MD of AFGRI's Lemang Agricultural Services, Ratselane Marumo, Afrivet Business Management, Sales and Marketing Manager for export, Johann Vosser, MD of Vleissentraal Bosveld and Hendrik Mokoto, Pannar Seed Sales Representative.
New discoveries and advances in technology make agriculture a science on the move. Farmers who stay stuck in obsolete methods do so at their peril and many of them struggle to move forward. The agricultural extension services of the past are largely non-existent, leaving many farmers without advisors to guide their progress.
“Accountability factors into each element of a farming operation,” says African Farming presenter Tony Ndoro. The buying and selling of animals is the lifeblood of a commercial livestock operation, and at the heart of this is the saleyard.