Institute trains farmers on ram fattening

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IBADAN – The Institute Agricultural and Training (IAR and T), Ibadan, , held a training workshop ram fattening for , unemployed youths and pensioners from the West.

The institute’s Executive , Prof. James Adediran, told participants that the workshop was aimed at training produce fat and healthy rams for the Muslim Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Adediran, who was represented by the Deputy , Dr Ayodele Adegbite, said that the workshop, with the theme “Ram Fattening as Income generation and Poverty Alleviation’’ would enable more income.

The executive said that every year, thousands rams were transported from the Northern part the country the East during the Muslim festival.

He, however, noted that it was important for the the East to learn how to rear and fatten the animal so that they would need to transport it all the way from the North.

He said it was important for farmers to learn how to take care of animals, especially rams, “so that we can have fat and healthy animals fit for consumption.

“The rams are also important for Muslims during the Eid-el-Kabir festival, as they mostly use rams for sacrifice during the festival.’’

Prof. Veronica Obatolu, the Executive , Bora Agro Venture Ltd., a commercial arm of IAR and T, advised participants to put what they have learnt into practice.

She said “go ahead and practice all that you have learnt today and if you encounter any difficulty, feel free to call the institute.’’ (NAN)