Chairman, Oyo State Sheep and Goat Farmers’ Association, Mr Emmanuel Elegbede, said the prices of domestic animals would continue to rise in the South-West unless drastic steps were taken by stakeholders.
Elegbede told journalists in Ibadan that the business of raising domestic animals like rams, sheep and goats was capital intensive.
He explained that the dependence of the people in the South-West on the supply from the North during festive periods like Christmas and Eid-el- Kabir was responsible for the annual increase in the prices of such animals.
Elegbede also stated that another major obstacle to large-scale production of the animals was the low population of farmers involved in the business.
“Also many people in this area are not practising the business of goat and sheep farming the way it is supposed to be done.