28 Feb 2013

Solomon Islands govt moves to develop beef industry

11:34 am on 28 February 2013

Pasture work at two major cattle farms in Solomon Islands is underway as the government moves to develop the local beef industry.

Islands Business reports the government's policy is to develop the cattle farms into major commercial operations.

The director of Livestock, Barnabas Keqa said farms in West Kwaio in Malaita and Vangunu in Western Province are part of the government's national cattle projects.

The farms will supplement the Tenavatu Farm on the Guadalcanal plains as breeding centers in the country, where farmers can access steers and bulls grown for the beef industry.