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  • Dairy Groups from Mongar attend Napier Grass Silage making training

    Chopping & filling the chopped green grass in plastic bags
    Chopping & filling the chopped green grass in plastic bags

    November 2- 7, Mongar: About forty dairy farmers who are members of dairy groups from Mongar geog attended a week long training on Napier grass silage making in plastic bags at Patpari jointly organised by the National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN), Bumthang with Mongar Dzongkhag and RLDC, Kanglung.

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  • Livestock officials discussed Gid disease

    Workshop participants
    Workshop participants

    Thimphu: Gid disease is one of the main concerns for highland farmers; the disease has been affecting the young yaks of one to three years of age resulting in a serious mortality. As the yaks are the main source of livelihoods for highland farmers, the need to review the current Gid preventive measures and discuss its strategic approach was felt necessary.

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  • Fodder Block Processing Unit inaugurated at Gunitsawa

    pic from phone 376November 7, Paro: To commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Paro inaugurated the Fodder Block Processing Unit at Gunitsawa.

    The Chief Guest of the occasion, Mr. Naiten Wangchuk, the Chief from the Department of Livestock stressed on the importance of the highlanders on retaining yak farming not only for sustaining their livelihood but also for the sovereignty and security of the country. He informed the highlanders that the government will do its best to provide necessary support to retain yak farming practices in the country. He also highlighted on the opportunities that the yak farming communities have particularly in the eco-tourism sector and their contribution to conserving the environment.

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  • NCAN supplies fodder chuff cutters to Dairy Farmers

     Receiving new stock of fodder chaff cutter machines
    Receiving new stock of fodder chaff cutter machines

    5th November, Bumthang: As an effort towards efficient fodder resources utilisation to sustain dairy farming in the country, the National Center for Animal Nutrition (NCAN), Bumthang under Department of Livestock (DoL) has supplied 61 fodder chuff cutter machines to potential dairy farmers of seven Dzongkhags of Bumthang, Chukkha, Dagana, Paro, Samtse, Sarpang and Trashiyangtse.

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