ABATTOIR & LIVESTOCK The high rate of livestock consumption in many countries has led the issues of high volume of waste, characterised by inadequate disposal technologies, high cost of management and adverse impact of wastes on the environment. The use of Slaughter Slabs and Houses are predominantly used in sub Saharan African. This method of handling cattle brings along several environmental and health risks. The use of modern Abattoirs in developed countries is designed primarily to reduce or eradicate these risks. Modern Abattoirs uses several mechanised tools and processes in order to reduce the amount of human contact in handling. It also uses best practices procedures in terms of hygiene which is usually lacking in Slaughter houses. The use of traditional Slaughtering processes is a major source of water and air pollution worldwide. Waste generated by abattoirs includes condemned organs, Carcases, Blood, Hides, Horns, Hoofs, Hair, Paunch content and Carcass trimmings. All these, are dangerous to public health. They are environmentally unappealing and thus, making the production of meat in such environment unsuitable for human consumption. The use of septic tanks and deboning equipments in the mechanized Abattoir will ensure zero waste. Condemned organs, Carcases, Blood, Hides, Horns, Hoofs, Hair, Paunch content and Carcass trimmings which usually leads to environmental hazards will now be converted to different Agricultural and Energy inputs. The process of conversion of these waste materials all comes as part of the modern Abattoir structure. The involvement of ggvm in this sector is mainly for the purpose of sanitisation, change management and modernisation. Due to the volume of consumption and human resources usually connected to all the processes, we embrace partnership with Government and other stakeholders in going into this sector. The organisation has all that is required to change this sector in terms of Livestock handling and operating modern Abattoirs. We have a team that contains Architects, Builders, Veterinary Experts, Machine Operators, Waste Experts, etc. We also have foreign partners with long time experience in different machines required for operating mechanised Abattoirs. Our structure also takes into cognisance the importance of post-motem and ante-motem inspections. We encourage the establishment of Cattle Markets close to the Abattoirs. The inspection that starts from the farm continues in the Cattle Markets where tests are carried out regularly. This later extends to the Lairage and later the Carcass. We strongly believe that our involvement in this key sector of the economy will greatly impact the sector and bring about the desired improvement.