14 Jun 2013

Fiji beef farmers get advice on increasing production

6:50 am on 14 June 2013

It's hoped a series of workshops held in Fiji will help beef farmers become more productive.

The Fiji Crop and Livestock Council organised the workshops, funded by AusAid, and brought over a team associated with the beef industry in Vanuatu, which is well known for its beef exports.

The council's CEO Lavinia Kaumaitotoya says it was designed to educate beef farmers in Fiji on how to make improvements to livestock and included advice on using genetics to increase production.

"Common sense farming, working efficiently and productively, pasture improvement, yard management was something that he also talked about, hygienge practices, again these are quality issues."

The Fiji Crop and Livestock Council CEO Lavinia Kaumaitotoya.