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(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Joel Konopo
Cattle farmers are reluctant to sell their animals to the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) because of frustrating bureaucratic constraints and delays. A Mochudi cattle baron, Ray Molomo pointed out that the introduction of a Livestock Identification Tracing System (LITS) called Bolus had become a stumbling block, which frustrated farmers.
"The greatest problem has to do with the movement of our cattle. There are many restrictions since the advent of the bolus system as too many people are involved," he said. Molomo noted that selling cattle to BMC was a strenuous and time-consuming exercise. First, an inoculator has to inject the cattle, bolus has to be …