Mobile Slaughter Unit doing well
16 Sep 2016
Meatco’s Mobile Slaughter Unit (MSU) started operating at Mutambo Ribebe quarantine camp on 18 August 2016. The number of cattle slaughtered thus far is 115 for the period 18 August – 2 September 2016. The average slaughter weight of the animals slaughtered, was 207.08 kg while the average live weight was 207.08 kg. On Average the MSU slaughtered 18 cattle per day for this period.
The Governor of the Kavango Region, Dr Samuel Mbambo, made use of the opportunity to slaughter his cattle at Meatco’ MSU at Mutambo Ribebe.
Kavango Governor Dr Samuel Mbambo inside the MSU
We anticipate that slaughter will continue at Mutambo Ribebe for the next two months, until mid-October 2016. We plan to move the unit to Bravo Gate by the end of October where it will be stationed until December 2016. Early in 2017 we plan to move the unit to the Kunene Region, depending on the number of cattle available for slaughter. We currently have six employees running the MSU under the leadership of Obed Kaatura.
We aim to slaughter at least 25 cattle per day, with the product obtained from the MSU that is sold to the local market.
Farmers who want more information can contact Timoteus Kativa, our Procurement Officer in the Kavango Region on 0812745984 or 0855554636.
Mobile Salughter Unit at Mutambo Ribebe quarantine camp