Grenada continues to show interest in the purchasing of livestock and small ruminants from St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a second set of purchasers arrived in Kingstown on Monday to buy 40 heads of cattle.
Grenadians, Cheyean Lewis, Stephen Whint and Denzil Lewis of the company, commended the nation’s farmers for continuing the good work over the decades, in agriculture and specifically in the livestock sector.
Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar noted that this inter-regional trade of agriculture commodities and livestock conforms to the quest of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to reduce the regional food import bill.
“I welcome business men and women from throughout the entire OECS who are interested in investing or purchasing our agriculture commodities and livestock,” Caesar said.
However, upon advice from the Veterinary Division within the Ministry of Agriculture, the minister stated that with the procurement of cattle, more protocols would be implemented to prevent the depletion of the national herd.
He also disclosed the ministry is working with the government of Jamaica and Cuba to implement an artificial insemination programme to ensure that the livestock sector is improved in both quality and quantity.