Bull Meat

The local market of bull meat is characterized by fattening old oxen. Alfa Farm is developing a new market: by fattening young bulls we are able to deliver a better quality meat.

The young bulls are purchased at a young age and are fattened for about 12-15 months. The animals are purchased in Southern Ethiopia. In addition we buy bull calves from local farmers. When a farmer is able to breed his cow, the hope is that the calf will be female so that he can increase his dairy herd. If however a male calf is born, the farmer tries to sell it as soon as possible, because this calf will only cost him money. As we pay a fair price for the bull calf, the local farmer is relieved.