Livestock breeding by Agriterra increases in Mozambique

2 May 2014

Breeding of livestock for meat by Agriterra in Mozambique via Mozbife Ltd “is experiencing significant growth,” the company said in a statement signed off by director Andrew Groves.

Updating the information on its livestock business, the company said that number of heads of cattle was increasing at its Mavonde and Inhazónia units, in Manica province, as a result of carrying out the second phase of the irrigation programme, which will be concluded in the final quarter of the year.

Once it is concluded, Mozbife will have 490 hectares of irrigated land available to it at the Mavonde and Inhazónia units as well as at the Dombe unit, where 13,800 head of cattle currently graze.

The company, which has its own abattoirs, supplies four butcher shops it owns in Chimoio, Tete, Manica and Beira, “and the latter is performing very well, with turnover in excess of US$70,000 per month since it opened.”

Agriterra, which has its headquarters in Guernsey, is present in Mozambique via Mozbife Ltd and maize buying and processing companies Desenvolvimento e Comercialização Agrícola Ltd and Compagri Ltd, as well as having a cocoa plantation in Sierra Leone. (macauhub/MZ)