Cattle prices up P2 per kg

source: BOPA
30 December, 2008

GABORONE – Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has decided to make significant changes to the prices of cattle sold to the abattoirs.

According to BMC’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Motshudi Raborokgwe, the price increase would lead to more money being in the pocket of the producer.

Dr Raborokgwe said in a press release recently that the move was due to the development of a plan to increase production at the abattoirs as well as good prices the commission continues to realise in the European Union market.

“The board has decided to make general price increase of P2.00/kg CDM for cattle of all grades delivered to BMC. This P2.00/kg increase is over and above the export parity which will continue to be the basis for cattle payments by the BMC,” Dr Raborokgwe said.

Dr Raborokgwe added that the average weight of carcasses delivered to the BMC over the last 12 months has been 201kh, noting that the [continue reading]

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