The Mhlanguleni Cattle Business Centre (CBC) in Chiredzi district, Masvingo province is transforming beef cattle production in the district. The Beef Enterprise Strengthening and Transformation (BEST) project constructed 10 main and 48 satellite Cattle Business Centres across Zimbabwe's rural areas. Two of these have irrigated pastures under centre pivots.
The CBCs are managed by the private sector and act as livestock agribusiness hubs with supporting infrastructure, where farmers access extension, input and output marketing and financial services. Physical infrastructure constructed at the CBCs include solar powered boreholes, 60 head capacity feedlots, biogas digesters, storage rooms, offices, livestock input sales facilities among others. The CBC is also a centre of excellence for livestock training activities where good animal husbandry practices and all the innovations around livestock production are practiced and demonstrated for adoption and replication by the wider community of farmers.
Watch video below on the Mhlanguleni Cattle Business Centre: