Namibian farmers sell livestock to avoid losses from drought
Topics: NAMIBIA FARMER DROUGHT
The MBN released a statement saying that abattoirs slaughtered 56 percent more cattle and approximately 11 percent more cattle was marketed during the first half of the year compared to the same period of 2018.
According to the MBN, 452,000 sheep were slaughtered during the first half of the year, which is merely 0.6 percent more compared to the same period, but sheep prices fell 15.38 percent for the half year period on a year-to-year basis.
The MBN also added that weaner prices decreased by 28 percent on a year-to-year basis, and the average slaughter prices at abattoirs increased by 9 percent. ■