Sponsor message
Mycotoxins in Swine Production 2nd Edition now available
Download e-book now

Pig Farmers in Ellembelle District Receive Assistance

by 5m Editor
25 August 2014, at 7:18am

GHANA - The livestock division of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture on Wednesday supplied some pig farmers affected by African Swine fever months ago within the Ellembelle District of the Western Region with pigs to enable them to get back to business.

GhanaWeb reports that a significant number of the breed of livestock had been distributed to communities such as Anochiei, Baku, Sanzule Ngaletole and Ngalekyi, where the disease greatly affected the livelihood of farmers.

The distribution exercise was carried out under the supervision of the Regional Livestock Director Daniel Asimenu, the District Chief Executive, Daniel Eshun, and Member of Parliament for the area Emmanuel Kofi Buah.

Mr Asimenu said the government shared in the grief of the farmers and that the animals have been given out on credit, so they may pay back for them in the years to come.

Pig farmers in the Ellembelle District suffered massively from the disease, killing over 500 pigs.

Sponsored content
Mycotoxins in Swine Production

The impact of mycotoxins — through losses in commodity quality and livestock health — exceeds $1.4 billion in the United States alone, according to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. This guide includes:

  • An overview of different types of mycotoxins
  • Understanding of the effects of mycotoxicoses in swine
  • Instructions on how to analyze mycotoxin content in commodities and feeds
  • Innovative ways of combatting mycotoxins and their effects
Download e-book now