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Uganda eyes local, export beef market with $11m investment

Published on October 26, 2015

Egyptian firm Egypt-Uganda Food Security has invested $11 million in a modern abattoir, located 32km north of Kampala near Bombo town in Luwero district, central Uganda.

The abattoir will process and package meat — mainly beef — both local and export markets.

The Egypt-Uganda Food Security abattoir has the ability to slaughter 1,000 cows daily and can hold up to 5,000 animals waiting to be slaughtered. It also has coolers, skinning equipment and a processing plant as part of the standard equipment demanded by Kampala City Council Authority and the Uganda National Bureau of Standards.

With more than 17 million heads of cattle alone, Uganda has a big population of livestock, but as a market, it has a shortfall of 900,000 tonnes a year for both processed and unprocessed beef products, data from the Uganda Meat Producers Co-operative Union Ltd shows. Read more. Source | East African