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r Uganda's long horned ▓Ankole cows07-09-2018 10:46 BJTBy Sibasi Timothy, Feature Writer based in Kampala, UgandaThe Ankole Long Horned Cows are at the precipice of extinction in Uganda, even though the breed is listed as heritage assets that the contemporary man has inherited from legendary ancestors.The threat of extinction has been precipitated with the globalization and ▓technology of artificial insemination, which local he

rdsmen have started to embrace after learning that people with Friesians are earning more money.It's believed that long horned Ankole cattle were left behind by the Bachwezi who were semi-gods that inhabited parts of int

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read worldwide.They are a drought and disease resistant cattle breed, thriving in the dry lands of An▓kole and Masaka. They have their unique features, such as the pattern of its horns -- some have straight horns, while others with curved ones or spread apart; also the color of their b▓ody -- some have pure colors, while others have dotted ones▓. In addition, their friendly nature to humans and amazing sounds make them deserve better conservation.Not too optimistic current living situationIn 2005, the Food and Agriculture Organization reporte▓d that at least 20% of the world's estimated 7,600 livestock breeds, among them the Ankole cow, were in danger of extinction. The agency warned of a potential "meltdow▓n."In 2008, the World Bank also published a report, saying it was time to place farmi▓ng at the center of development. Highly productive


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livesto▓ck breeds, the World Bank asserts, can alleviate po▓verty. "We do not have disease-resistant local breeds," said Chris Delgado, agriculture policy adviser at▓ World Bank. He said this has made pe▓ople lose interest in local breeds, a trend that is worry▓ing many scientists. "It is about survival. If there is anyone still keeping the Ankole cows it is because of prestige, but not because of milk or co▓mmercial benefits," said Allan Turyagumanawe, ▓herdsman in Luwero District.The exotic breed, or Friesian, is becoming a darling to many cattle keepers, and those who have small pieces of land opt to do away with the long horned Ankole cows to provide space f▓or high quantity milk producing exotic cows. People wit▓h vast land are still

holding on to the grip to conser▓ve the Long horned Anko

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le cattle breed.The▓ impact of extinction can be witnessed while on tour in Uganda, since most farms alo▓ng tourist routes contain the exotic ones com▓pared to indigenous long horned Ankole cows.Exac▓erbating factorAccording to a report by the Pastora▓l and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA▓), indiscriminate cross-breeding of Ankole long-horned cattle with different exotic cattle has harmed the species.▓ People worry there might be no more indigenous breed▓ of long horned Ankole cows.In the short term,▓ the exotic and hybrids are commercially and economically very successful, because they are grazed on smaller pieces of land, produce plenty of milk and ▓meat and generate higher income. However th▓e exotics are very vulnerable to t

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high as the exotics need special fodder and care. Accordingly in the lon▓g term, they are not as


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ially viable as they appear.Due to several changes, including increased popu▓lation, a lot of grazing range land has▓ been cultivated and some of it gazetted for wild l▓ife conservation and this has complicated t▓he life of pastoralists they no l

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razing land. Therefore, Ankole cattle keeping pasto▓ral communities have resorted to selling off a significant portion of their herds of indigenous cows, ▓and clearing bush land, so they can graze smaller herds of exotic breeds and hybrids, which ca▓n be managed on a small acreage and yet produce more milk. Some good newsDr. Nicholas Kauta, commissioner in charge of livestock in Uganda, believes Ankole cattle would not become extinct. He argues that even if farmers abandon the local breed, veterinarians will preserve it in a g

ene bank. The Entebbe-based National Animal Genetic

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erms from bulls of the Ankole breed for breeding purposes. Also, the Ankole long-h▓orned cow is better adapted to semi-arid ▓conditions. According to Carlos Ser, the Director General of▓ the International Livestock Research Institute, the reliance on exotic animal breeds poses a high risk because they cannot cope with unpredictable fluctuations in the environment or d▓isease outbreaks when introduced in some d▓eveloping countrie

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orn of A▓frica also maintains that Ankole co▓ws can endure seasonal movement and do n▓ot require expensive investments in water points and veterinary care -- making it the backbone of the pastoral economy.In the FAO report, scientists ▓pointed out that during long drought spells, some farmers th▓at keep their hardy Ankole breeds can wa▓lk long distances to water sources, while those who had ▓traded Ankole for imported breeds lost their

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