Section of Diversified Products of Sugar Corporation started cattle fattening work at Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory and Tana Beles Sugar Development Project.
According to Dr. Freweyni Assefa, Team Leader of Livestock Resource Development of Diversified Products Section the Corporation had started the move in May, 2015 allocating six million Birr. Hence, a modern cattle fattening station, which is made ready for service in 2016/17 is constructed at Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory.
340 thousand Birr is spent for building an intermediate livestock fattening station at Tana Beles Sugar Development Project and the fattening has started with buying 28 cattle. The Civil and Irrigation Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Divisions of Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory and Tana Beles Sugar Development Project have carried out the constructions of the stations using their own capacity, she further added.
“Obtaining additional income expanding our co-products is one of our goals” Dr. Freweyni went on saying and stressed the Corporation’s aim in modernizing the livestock development work and export some of the fatten.
The fattening work which was started, buying special type of cattle from Borena and Fogera, at Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory and Tana-Beles Sugar Development Project feeding the cattle molasses, top cane and other by-products will expand to other sugar factories and sugar development projects in the future, it was learnt.
The fattening work has opened job opportunities for five permanent and 29 contractual workers.