Following a decision to lay off seasonal workers in July 2013 because of a decline in cattle numbers marketed, Meatco has opted to revise the decision following an uptake in the number of cattle marketed. read more
Meatco announced that it has implemented a dynamic new Livestock Procurement approach that will include adopting a stronger policy of backwards integration and taking a more aggressive role in the different ways the corporation buys cattle. The meat producer said it will shift value adding further to the start of the cattle production chain and will be to the benefit of producers.
An American company, Africa Farm Lands, has approached the Minister of Agriculture, Christian De Graaf with the intention to buy the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and venture into full scale commercial agriculture in Botswana. read more