Types Of Markets
There are three types of livestock markets in the Gambia:
1. Primary market – (farm gate market)
2. Secondary Market
3. Terminal markets
Middlemen will source livestock from owners at the herd level. The animals are taken to a weekly-open market called “LUMO” where much financially strong livestock dealers would come and buy from the middlemen. Thereafter marketed animals (ruminant livestock) are loaded in trucks for the terminal markets located in highly density populated areas. Secondary and terminal livestock markets are supported by facilities such as fencing, water and livestock drinking troughs, waiting shade and a loading ramp. The presence of horses, donkeys and local poultry for sale at the secondary markets are also significant.