Cane Rats/Grass Cutter or (Ngrong Beef) as is popularly called in pidgin is a tasty and popular meat that sells at very good prices. Grass cutters live in the wild and of late, have been heavily hunted almost to extinction in most parts of Southern Cameroons. Researchers have developed successful methods for rearing Cane Rats. Cane rates produce high-quality meat for farmers and for the market. It’s meat is rich in protein, low in fat and cholesterol. But the question is how are they raised? What kinds of food do they eat? What kind of housing do they need? How do you take care of them?
This week on Amba Farmers Voice, we shall be talking about how to raise Cane Rats/Grass Cutter (Ngrong Beef) behind your house. Rearing grass cutters is easy and does not require a lot of resources or space. For those who might be interested in rearing these animals, they will learn about the biology; reproduction; selection; domestication; housing, nutrition and feeding; slaughtering, processing and marketing.