Information reaching us at ReaditGhana is that the Ugandan government is set to issue birth certificates to cows in the country.
Uganda’s Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja, Tuesday said that government would start issuing birth certificates to cows and registering farmers henceforth
Ssempijja, disclosed while speaking at the official opening of the National Agricultural Show at the Source of the Nile grounds in Jinja on Tuesday. He said the move was necessary to ensure the traceability of their products and to enable them to benefit from the international market, Daily Monitor, reported.
“Farmers will be registered and their products given barcodes so that if they find a problem with one box, they look for the source and sort out the problem. We cannot enter the lucrative market unless farmers register”, he added.
‘‘For cattle farmers, it is going to be worse. You will be registered as a farmer, the cow will be registered, numbered and will have a birth certificate because the importers of our products demand meat for cows aged between 15 to 24 months. So we are going to sell depending on their age.”