National Best Livestock Farmer – 2013

PROFILE

Name Alhaji Yakubu Jagaji
Age 56 years
Community Dajan
District Sissala West District
Region Upper West
Marital status Married with 4 wives and 22 children
Farming experience 35 years

 

56 Year old Alhaji Yakubu Jagaji  from Dajan in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region emerged as the 2013 National Best Livestock Farmer.

holdings

With over 35 years’ experience in farming, Alhaji Yakubu Jagaji holdings includes 2,995 cattle, 364 sheep, 60 goats, 110 poultry (All types) and 15 donkeys.

In the area of crops, he has cultivated 128 acres of maize, 7 acres of groundnut and 1 acre of cowpea.

Farm machinery

His farm machinery includes 1 tractor, 25 pairs of bullocks, 5 single donkey carts and a Toyota pickup which he uses in his operations.

Best practices

Aside his holdings and machinery, Alhaji Jagali also employs other best practices such as  keeping  records of all his holdings (both livestock and crops), engaging the services of  field agricultural extension agent (AEA) and veterinary technicians for constant agricultural advice and the combination of both  organic and inorganic fertilizers in his farms as he practices

integrated farming.

Socio-economc contributions

As part of his social and economic responsibilities to the community, he regularly pays his livestock taxes annually to the Sissala West District Assembly, continually assist other needy farmers during the farming season by ploughing for them using animal traction and tractor.

He has also constructed several praying centers (mosques) in all the communities where his livestock is in addition to a bore hole in each of his 5 kraals for livestock watering.

Work force

Alhaji Yakubu Jagali has a total work force of 56 staff that helps in the running of his business.

Past awards

In 2006, Alhaji was adjudged the Upper West Regional Best Livestock Farmer.

Alhaji Yakubu Jagaji is married with four wives and twenty-two children.

For his prize, Alhaji Yakubu Jagaji received a A tractor with trailer, plough and harrow, assorted drinks from Accra Brewery Ltd and Guinness Ghana Brewery, beverages from Nestle Ghana Ltd, veterinary drugs and a certificate signed by the President of the Republic of Ghana.

 

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