13 June 2017: An Artificial Insemination Refresher Course for AI technicians of the East Central Region has begun from yesterday and it will go on for a period of ten days.
Background: Genetic improvement of cattle has been a major force for making advances in dairy cattle profitability during the last few decades. During the 11th Five Year Plan (2013-2018), the Department of Livestock aims to meet the dairy production target of 50 000 MT. This is to substitute the import of dairy and attain self sufficiency in dairy products. Artificial Insemination technology has been introduced in a planned manner since 1987 and is the most effective and popular tool for maximum exploitation of genetically superior animals (Sires). However, faulty insemination techniques, failure to detect exact time for inseminations and quality of frozen semen etc. were observed in the field.
In this regard, the Regional Livestock Development Centre in Zhemgang has organised this 10 days AI refresher course from 12 June, 2017 for the AI technicians/AI focal persons of the East-Central Region to improve the skills of AI technicians and keep them abreast of the changing technology. The training is being conducted by a specialist from NDRC, Yusipang.
Dasho Dzongdag, Zhemgang Dzongkhag and Director, RDTC graced the opening session of the program. The program will conclude on 21 June, 2017.
Certificates will be awarded to the participants at the end of the program.
– Management, RLDC, Zhemgang
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