The marketing infrastructure within the emerging sector is considered inadequate because of absence or poor conditions with regard to the following physical infrastructure:

- Auction facilities (sale pens) 
- Handling facilities (loading and off-loading rumps) 
- Transport facilities (such as trucks) 
- Road networks

The poor physical livestock-marketing infrastructure normally results to lack of marketing institutional arrangements, which include the following:

- Marketing agents/organisers; 
- Market information; and 
- Value adding activities within easy reach.