Agriculture

Korovou farmers get easy access to animal feed

The Waidalice Chilling Centre (WCC) farmers’ co-operative is now distributing animal feed from its Cooperative Warehouse in Tailevu. The initiative to ease access for farmers in the area is in partnership with the Pacific Feeds Limited and in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture. Launching the distributorship, Ministry of Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary, Tomasi Tunabuna said […]

Peni Shute

February 11, 2016 12:05 pm

The Waidalice Chilling Centre (WCC) farmers’ co-operative is now distributing animal feed from its Cooperative Warehouse in Tailevu.

The initiative to ease access for farmers in the area is in partnership with the Pacific Feeds Limited and in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Launching the distributorship, Ministry of Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary, Tomasi Tunabuna said commended WCC for the initiative.

WCC farmers co-operative members with the day old chicks. Photo: DEPTFO.
WCC farmers co-operative members with the day old chicks. Photo: DEPTFO.

Chairman for the WCC farmers’ co-operative Hirday Lakhan said the aim of the distributorship was to make life easy for the people of Korovou.

People will not have to pay for transport to travel all the way to Lami or Nausori to buy feed instead they can directly purchase from the Chilling Centre with the same price.

Mr Lakhan added that they were looking forward to providing better services to the people of Korovou.

At the moment, all dairy feeds are here and now we are going to ensure that we better our services by making available day old chicks and feed requirements.

Our future plan is to do more than what we are doing and to make available farm chemical and fertilizers at the WCC.

WCC is working in line with Government’s aim to develop people. Through this we are saving money for the farmers and generating money for the co-operative at the same time.

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