Mugie Trading Stock
By Lizzie Odegaard
Mugie Trading Stock has brought about a new era of community livestock management, based on the premise of shared resources. By adding value to the livestock - making them healthier and better fed, and integrating them into the market chain, MTS gives owners the opportunity for economic stability and greater self-sufficiency. The program allows pastoralists to bring their cows to Mugie, and for a nominal fee, have them grazed on Mugie and cared for by Mugie's livestock department, they are then aligned with a buyer at market. This is a program unique to Mugie, from which all parties benefit and furthers conservation, environmental and ecological conscientiousness.