Redefining Business in the Nigerian Livestock Market – ThisDayLive

As Nigeria’s business landscape continues to expand, there appears to be growing opportunity for start-ups with innovative ideas, writes Raheem Akingbolu

Hitherto, it was a tedious and grinding encounter when one has to buy a goat, ram and most especially a cow, to host a function. Typically, as recounted by Mr. Abel Collins, who shared the last ugly experience he had when he went to purchase a cow for his late father’s funeral ceremony, you don’t buy a cow by going to only one market; you go to several livestock markets and check multiple cows against their prices before reaching a decision.

Also, the task of buying a cow may require one to set aside virtually the whole day, leaving other activities on hold while coping with the shenanigans of middlemen whose services would add up to the overall price of the desired livestock, anyway.

Hear Collins’ account: “What we wanted was a big cow,” he said. “We wanted a sizeable cow that can be sufficient for the ceremony we were planning. But we know that cows are expensive in Lagos. So we had to go outside Lagos to buy the cow. We bought the cow in Ogun state.”

Collins explained that, just to beat the annoying Lagos traffic and get to the market early enough before the place became crowded with customers and the best cows are bought, he and his younger brother had to leave the house as early as 5am.

“When we got to the market, there were many middlemen who assailed us, pulling us left and right to take us round to the various cattle traders scattered all over the market,” Abel Collins continued.

“It was all very confusing and annoying for me. They were speaking Hausa, arguing as they dragged us from one trader to the next until we finally got what we were looking for. All the while, we had to be conscious because we had cash on us. Someone could pick our pockets, you know. In the end, we had to pay the middlemen, we also paid policemen on our way back, and the traffic was insane all day.”

Needless to say, the exercise took the rest of the day, and the brothers got back home with their cow around 5pm, very exhausted.

But the experience of the Collins brothers is not an isolated one. It is very common. In fact, the account shared above would pale in comparison to encounters that some people may have had on the same trail.

Livestock247.com
However, in this age of advance information technology, it makes no business sense to remain trapped in the past; doing things the old fashioned way when, at the touch of a button on our phones or computers, we can access the world. It goes without saying therefore, that there are better ways of carrying out regular business transactions and effecting payments with ease. Read More

Firm unveils online livestock platform – By Punch News

NIGERIA’s first online livestock platform, Livestock247.com has been unveiled. The firm said the technology would complement government’s efforts at regulating, structuring, transforming and promoting investments in the livestock sector.

Speaking at the launch in Lagos, the chairperson, Livestock247.com, Ms Amina Oyagbola, said the technology seeks to substantially limit the dangers in the distribution, handling and preparation of livestock by simplifying access to healthy and fit processes.

Oyagbola said that the platform was designed to enable livestock investors, owners and farmers to be readily matched with buyers and consumers anywhere in the country as well as creating a logistical value chain for the benefits of all stakeholders in the industry. Read More

Nigeria: Livestock247.com to Trade Cattle, Connect Dealers, Others – By AllAfrica.com

To ensure livestock are sold and bought in a more structured market, Ibrahim Maigari has opened Livestock247.com, an online a one-stop shop, for dealers, buyers and stakeholders to connect.

Launched in Lagos, the platform, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Ibrahim Maigari, aims at bringing livestock dealers together and connecting them to buyers, ranchers, vets, butcheries/abattoirs, haulage and logistics companies, as well as financial services providers for stakeholders to have the most cost effective, convenient and healthy livestock. Read More

Livestock247.com to trade cattle, connect dealers, others – The Guardian

To ensure livestock are sold and bought in a more structured market, Ibrahim Maigari has opened Livestock247.com, an online a one-stop shop, for dealers, buyers and stakeholders to connect.

Launched in Lagos, the platform, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Ibrahim Maigari, aims at bringing livestock dealers together and connecting them to buyers, ranchers, vets, butcheries/abattoirs, haulage and logistics companies, as well as financial services providers for stakeholders to have the most cost effective, convenient and healthy livestock.

Maigari disclosed that the platform looks forward to transforming livestock business on two premises; firstly, the World Organisation of Animal Health Countries (OIE) report that says 60 per cent of existing human infectious diseases were transmitted from animals.

He said the platform would mitigate the spread of zoonotic diseases with the listing of only fit-for-slaughter and traceable livestock on the platform. Read More

Tech-based Online Livestock Company Livestock247.com launches in Nigeria – By Bella Naija

The official launch of the first ever indigenous tech-based online livestock company, Livestock247.com held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, at the Sheba Event Centre, Lagos, drawing positive appraisals from a host of stakeholders in the Nigerian Livestock market who graced the occasion.

The purpose of this enterprise, according to its innovators, is to ease the flow of trading in livestock whilst at the same time guaranteeing a healthy supply of beef to the Nigerian consumers. It is also intended to provide a viable interface for livestock buyers, sellers, ranchers, livestock merchants, Veterinary professionals, Haulage/Logistics companies, as well as financial service providers, to enable commerce of livestock. Read More

Introducing Nigeria’s First Online Livestock Market – Livestock247.com

The official launch of the first ever indigenous tech-based online livestock company held Tuesday, the 6th of November 2018, at the Sheba Event Centre, Lagos, drawing positive appraisals from a host of stakeholders in the Nigerian Livestock market who graced the occasion.

The purpose of this enterprise, according to its innovators, is to ease the flow of trading in livestock while at the same time guaranteeing a healthy supply of beef to the Nigerian consumers. It is also intended to provide a viable interface for livestock buyers, sellers, ranchers, livestock merchants, Veterinary professionals, Haulage/Logistics companies, as well as financial service providers, to enable commerce of livestock. Read More

Our target is to bring livestock to mainstream economy

Livestock247.com, the first online livestock market in Nigeria, aims at providing a-one-stop shop for buyers, sellers, ranchers, livestock merchants and traders, veterinary professionals, haulage and logistics companies, and financial services providers. Ibrahim Maigari Ahmadu, the CEO of Livestock247.com, in an exclusive interview with SEYI JOHN SALAU, shares his vision about livestock247.com and the industry. Excerpts: What informed… Read More

FIRM LAUNCHES FIRST ONLINE LIVESTOCK MARKET, LOGISTICS – By Brand Spur

The Livestock247.com has officially launched what it tags “Nigeria first Online Livestock Market and logistics platform” which aims at making the search, purchase and transporting of livestock accessible and digital-driven.

At the launch in Lagos, the chairperson Livestock247.com, Amina Oyagbola, noted that the whole concept is geared at transforming the marketplace for livestock and “the health and economic well-being of our communities, our nation and Africa at large”.

Nigeria launches first livestock ecommerce platform to transform the sector – Food Business Africa.com

NIGERIA – Nigeria has launched the country’s first online livestock market that will connect both the buyers and sellers on a 24-hour basis, every day of the week, reports ThisDay.

The system called Livestock247.com, will allow organized transactions by linking different players in the sector including livestock stakeholders, buyers, sellers, ranchers, livestock merchants, veterinary professionals, butcheries/abattoirs, haulage and logistics companies and financial services providers

It also ensures customers get access to the most effective, convenient and healthy livestock.

Livestock sales are enabled by the use of animal identification and traceability technology that includes identification elements, databases and information base.

This development compliments the government efforts in regulating, structuring, transforming and promoting investments in the livestock sector.

Using innovation to tackle sector challenges

Livestock247.com not only seeks to provide a convenient marketplace for livestock transactions but also seeks to use disruptive innovations to mitigate spread of zoonotic diseases, with the listing of only fit-for-slaughter and traceable livestock on the platform.

According to the World Organization of Animal Health Countries (OIE), 60% of existing human infectious diseases are Zoonotic (diseases that transmit from animals to humans).

And, at least 75% of emerging infectious diseases of humans (including Ebola, HIV and Influenza) has an animal origin.

It complements the Federal Government of Nigeria’s National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), whose fundamental goals include ending farmer-herder crisis, and encourage investments in the sector.

With the platform, farmers and buyers will be able to connect from anywhere in the country.

“Livestock247.com is the triangle of Commerce, Health and Technology. What started, as keying into the NLTP initiative and the O.I.E. directive was made more innovative and unique by creating an online platform that enables all three cardinals.  Read More

Technology transforming the livestock sector – Linda Ikeji’s Blog

Introducing Nigeria’s First Online Livestock Market – Livestock247.com

The official launch of the first ever indigenous tech-based online livestock company held yesterday, the 6th of November 2018, at the Sheba Event Centre, Lagos, drawing positive appraisals from a host of stakeholders in the Nigerian Livestock market who graced the occasion.

The purpose of this enterprise, according to its innovators, is to ease the flow of trading in livestock whilst at the same time guaranteeing a healthy supply of beef to the Nigerian consumers. It is also intended to provide a viable interface for livestock buyers, sellers, ranchers, livestock merchants, Veterinary professionals, Haulage/Logistics companies, as well as financial service providers, to enable commerce of livestock. Read More