The Government of Bayelsa state has established a Cattle Ranch at the Bayelsa Palm Ltd, Elebele for herdsmen to do their business.
The area covers about 1, 200 hectares’ of land for all cattle dealers to move their animals there for greasing, sale and slaughtering.
This was disclosed by the chairman of the Committee on Management and Control of Cattle Ranches, Alhaji Situ Mohammed Kabiru while briefing newsmen in Yenagoa at the weekend.
To this end, he has advised all cattle herdsmen to move their animals to the Bayelsa Palm within one week, adding that owners of cattle have agreed to work together with farmers for peaceful co-existence in Bayelsa state.
According to him, gone were the days of war, war and now it is time for jaw, jaw.
He commended the state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson for his kind gesture in providing the cattle ranch for herdsmen in and outside Bayelsa state.
In another development, Alhaji Kabiru assured the people of Bayelsa state that the cattle ranch is an opportunity to promote tourism potentials such as milk industry, boreholes and planting of grass for sale, saying that the sky is the limit for those who will engage themselves in this sector of the economy.
In his vein, the vice chairman of the committee, HRM King Agara Mozi, the Ibenanaowei of Kolokuma Kingdom said he is happy for the establishment of the cattle ranch as it will bring peace between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the state, noting that one cannot do without meat.
The committee is made up of a formidable team which includes the police, civil defense and other important stakeholders of the state.
With this development, the movement of cattle on the road by herdsmen will soon be a thing of the past in Yenagoa and its environs, he noted.