MEAT BOARD REQUESTS PRODUCERS TO MARKET LIVESTOCK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Namibia is currently experiencing one of its worst droughts ever and chances for average, to above-average rainfall for the current season are slim.  Producers therefore have to plan as soon as possible to market their livestock from now up to the next rainy season.  Plans can include the immediate selling of non-productive and old female animals and the early weaning of calves and younger animals that will suffer during the winter season.  Feeding animals, especially cattle, is expensive and producers must not shy away from seeking expert advice from feeding companies regarding feeding during a drought and the feeding of young animals.