Poor transportation of livestock affects quality of final product

Meat producers in Uganda have decried the poor transportation of livestock that affects the quality of the final product.

Early this year, the president commissioned an 11 billion dollar meat factory along Hoima Road managed by Egypt -Uganda food Security Company with capacity to slaughter 500 cows on daily basis.

Hisham Ghaffar the company’s marketing manager tells KFM that meat from poorly transported animal does not qualify to be sold on international markets.

He explains that such stressed animals produce low quality meat that cannot be exported.

He is now calling on government to regulate transportation of livestock to be slaughtered and also improve the road network to ensure smooth movement of these animals.