Huíla Agro-Livestock Fair, in Angola, auctions off 1,000 head of cattle

13 August 2013

The auction of heads of beef cattle, goats, and pigs at the Huíla Agro-Livestock Fair, which has ended in Lubango, raised over 100 million kwanzas, which was a rise of 20 percent against the amount raised at the previous fair, Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

As well as 1,000 animals from 25 farms that were at the auction, the fair was also attended by 15 livestock companies from Angola, Namibia, Brazil and Argentina.

Figures from the Central and Southern Angolan Cattle Breeders’ Cooperative (CCGCSA) showed that the provinces in southern Angola – Huíla, Namíbe and Cunene – have an estimated beef cattle and goat population of 3 million.

The animals from these three provinces, including highly selected and native cattle, represent a financial asset of 1 billion kwanzas with capacity to provide 500 tons of meat per day. (macauhub)