Mozambique buys cattle from Brazil

18 October 2016

Brazil has established an agreement with Mozambique to export cattle intended for breeding, said Monday in Brasilia the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply in a statement.

The Ministry also said that Mozambique should start buying the first batch of Brazilian cattle before the end of 2016, with the livestock sector expecting that the African country has the potential to import up to 50,000 animals per year.

The statement added the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique had informed the Department of Animal Health of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply it had accepted the health certificate proposed by Brazil.

According to the Department of Animal Health, Mozambique plans to acquire animals with good performance both for beef and for milk production, in order to improve the herds it already has.

The Brazilian Department of Animal Health has established 26 agreements with as many countries for sale of live cattle, and in December 2012 signed one with Angola. (macauhub)