Cattle and sheep fattening

Breeding based on reducing animal mobility


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About the project Edit

The principle of cattle and sheep fattening was inspired by the state of animals who are tied up in wintering houses, have sufficient pasture and water at their disposal, and who are remarquably overweight.

How it works

In pens in front of the house or on farms, sheep and/or cattle are tied up to reduce their mobility. They are fed a variety of food, including hay and bran, and have sufficient water. The pens are cleaned regularly and a vet monitors and cares for them. The following steps help achieve cattle and sheep fattening.

- Building a pen or acquiring a farm and equipment
- Acquiring animals
- Identifying a veterinary service that is able to diagnose illness and administer the appropriate care
- Hiring a person/people who is/are motivated and capable of caring for the animals
- Purchasing quality livestock feed in sufficient quantities


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Cattle and sheep fattening is an innovation in breeding in the Sahelian region of Burkina Faso. It is a system that promotes intensive livestock production and helps reinforce the quality of animals on the world market. It is practiced by all segments of society and brings them income.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The social value of this innovation can be analyzed from two (2) perspectives. From a social point of view, cattle and sheep fattening:

- creates jobs and reduces unemployment
- fights poverty
- protects soil from erosion
- reduces extensive breeding
- sedentarizes breeders

From an economic point of view, this innovation helps:

- create farmers
- increase livestock imports
- increase farmers’ revenues
- increase the GDP

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The potential to expand this initiative is linked to the possibility of it being practiced in any breeding zone by any segment of society.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The desire to take better care of Sahelians by innovating their activities was a triggering factor for this project.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

This business model is a microeconomic one because on an individual level, every person who realizes a project receives an income and consequently, improves his/her living conditions.


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