24th February, 2021: The Livestock Research and Extension Division, Department of Livestock in collaboration with National Highland Research and Development Centre (NHRDC), Jakar and National Dairy Research and Development Centre (NDRDC), Yusipang is organizing 14 days training on Artificial Insemination (AI) in yaks to the Livestock officials of highland districts and farm staffs in Haa. The training program is initiated as a part Highland Development Program to improve the Yak Breed (genetic) and conserve the Bhutanese indigenous Yak gene through semen cryopreservation.
The importance of yaks to highland communities in Bhutan goes beyond the socio-economy and livelihood. It plays a key role in maintaining the rangeland eco-system, biodiversity conservation and preservation of culture and traditions. In view of addressing these concerns, Highland Development Program has been instituted which is expected to deliver a holistic set of targeted interventions to improve the livelihoods and socio-economic development of highland communities. Among several interventions under highland development program, Yak genetic improvement is one of the major components to ensure the sustainable livelihood of highland communities. This strategic plan is to establish yak nucleus farm for pure-line breeding, application of assisted reproductive technology in yak genetic improvement through the production of our own indigenous Yak semen.
327 total views, 58 views today