Maikudi Usman,Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) ’s zonal secretary for South-West has warned that price of cows could skyrocket to N2 million each if anti-open grazing law is passed in Lagos.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Maikudi Usman made this warning while speaking at a one-day public hearing on anti open-grazing law organized by Lagos Assembly on September 8.
He argued that the ranching which is being proposed by the government is quite expensive when compared to open grazing.
“If cattle are bred in one place, the price could go up to about two million naira each. We agreed with some local chiefs in other states that anyone who wants to rear cows in a location should register and should indicate when he is leaving,” he disclosed.
The Miyetti Allah leader added that the best way to breed cattle was to move them from one place to another, saying that they were moved to different places during the rainy and dry season.
Our breeders are not used to breeding cattle in one place. They move from here to another place. When we say we will keep cattle in one place, the owner of the cattle will not have funds to feed the animals in one place.” he said