Exports are limited because of the prevalence of diseases, lack of an export-standard abattoir and the high demand of the national market MAAIF, Generally, compliance with international or regional standards is often achieved by developing countries at a great cost. Furthermore, the exporting country must meet additional product quality requirements with respect to production, marketing and processing.
The prices received therefore depend on the negotiation skills and experience of the farmer or trader. Information on other products is not readily available, presumably because of the minute quantities involved and unrecorded informal cross-border trade.
Movement permits are issued at livestock markets.
The animals are resold in the primary, secondary or tertiary markets by cattle traders or intermediaries through direct negotiation.
There are no standards or weighing facilities to guide the negotiation process. Note: FAO calculates carcass weight and not meat without bones. The business will reach positive cash flow in its 10th month of operation, allowing for expedited repayment of its loan obligations, as well as for dividends to be paid to the owners.
Patilad Meat Processing Ltd target medium, high end income earners and specialty consumers. However, in line with the government policy of liberalization and privatization, they are tendered to the private sector for management and revenue collection.