21st February, 2018: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests joins the rest of the Nation in conveying our Heartfelt Felicitations and Best Wishes on the 38th Birth Anniversary of our Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty The King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
On this auspicious Occasion of the 38th Birth Anniversary of the Druk Gyalpo, the RNR Family offers our Heartfelt Prayers for the Long Life of His Majesty and for the Peace, Prosperity and Happiness in the Kingdom.
Sealed Tenders are invited from eligible printers with valid trade license holders for prepare and printing of the following posters/brochures related to plant and animal biosecurity and Food safety for awareness and educational purpose.
Poster for Animal and animal products movement.
Poster for fighting food pathogens
Poster for keep food safe
Poster for livestock farm biosecurity
Poster for Animal/Plants and their products prohibited for export
This is to bring to the notice of all the concerned that the slaughter of animals, import and sale of meat is prohibited from 16 February 2018 to 17 March 2018 coinciding with the first month of the Bhutanese calendar which is in accordance with the Section 16.5 of the Livestock Act of Bhutan 2001.
February 8-9, Phuentsholing: About fifty-six BAFRA officials from 20 Dzongkhags attended the workshop on Meat Safety and Animal Bio-security in Phuentsholing. The workshop imparted hands on training to the livestock inspectors on meat quality and safety through ante-mortem and post mortem examination. They also discussed the draft Standards and Guidelines for Safe Retailing of Meat and Meat products in Bhutan and roll out the bio-security and meat inspection checklist to the field office for implementation.
With an advancement in science (biotechnology) and globalisation of trade and climate change, BAFRA staff in the field are confronted with new challenges to deal with constant threat of transboundary movement of livestock and their products and its associated bio-security risk (brucella, leptospira, bovine TB etc.).