Cattle farmers have finalised preparations for the establishment of a sh1.75 b ($7m) modern abattoir to enable them export meat products abroad.
The farmers under their cooperative the Uganda Meat Producers Cooperative Union (UMPCU) Ltd, have agreed to build an abattoir that meets international standards. The made the decision at their Annual General Meeting held at Uganda Manufacturers Association Lugogo on Wednesday.
A UMPCU official Dr Francis Jumba noted that local cattle farmers will get double the price of their meet products and carcasses, when the project kicks off. He added that farmers will be able to get better breed improvement as part of the benefits accruing out of a Memorandum of Understanding reached between the UMPCU, Fresh Cuts and Top cuts.
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