Beef cattle are cattle raised solely for meat production. The meat of mature cattle is mostly known as beef.
Traceability is becoming an important instrument to assure food quality, particularly safety, in agri-food chains worldwide. Many countries are developing mandatory or voluntary programs using traceability to assure beef safety. And we understand that our consumers want to know where their food comes from and how each player in the beef supply chain uses technology to deliver the highest quality meat that can be traced from farm to table. Our beef traceability portfolio tells the story of the beef from the ranch to the processing sites.
We off-take cattle from the Northern part of the country, precisely Adamawa and Sokoto. We have precise standards to pay attention to in each cattle which included weight, breed, body conformation, e.t.c to meet the desired target set.
We have a neat working system. The incoming cattle are made to rest to stabilize and adapt to their new environment before they are inducted. They are usually inducted by a registered veterinary doctor and an animal scientist. The bulls are inducted by the administeration of vaccines and medications. The bulls are then ear-tagged with numbers for easy monitoring for their fattening process, growth rate, health, and nutritional status.
Our bulls are placed on a balanced ration of roughages and concentrate which has been composed by the animal nutritionist and approved by our veterinary doctor. We have a milling machine at the ranch, which we use to mix the cattle feed in-house.
We practice the paddock system (all consultations are carried out on the ranch). The cattle are provided with all essentials such as water, feed, and treatment on the farm so they do not have to move about searching for feed and water.
Traceability data can help the beef industry optimize both performance and profitability. This traceability portfolio would enable our consumers to trace the source of our cattle. They can, in turn, get their feedback to us on how to improve processing quality beef.