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Abattoir in the plans for Vanua Levu

September 11, 2018 4:45 am

The Agriculture Ministry is looking at the possibility of setting up an abattoir in Vanua Levu.

Minister Inia Seruiratu says there have been discussions about this amongst the Vanua Levu Livestock Farmers Association – in line with the sheep and goat project.

Seruiratu says initially there were plans to set up the abattoir at Nacavanadi, Savusavu but that is no longer happening.

He says they have identified a few sites between Seaqaqa and Dreketi.
Seruiratu adds, while this is in the pipeline, they are concentrating on building slaughter houses.

“The immediate priority is to keep construction slaughter houses and that entirely depends on the need. One has been completed in the Clarence Lepper Estate in Vanua Levu and we just about to connect the electricity.”

According to Seruiratu, abattoirs are covered by an Act, which states that once there is an abattoir, all existing slaughter houses will be closed down.