28 September, Samtse: The Department of Livestock (DoL) officially released a dairy breed called ‘Karan Fries’ at the National Jersey Breeding Centre (NJBC) in Samtse on a trial basis to provide more options of dairy breeds for the livestock farmers in the country.
During a recent collaborative research project of documenting fish diversity in the country, researchers from the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Bhutan and Saint Louis University, USA, discovered a new species of torrent catfish from Khalingchhu in the eastern part of Bhutan. It is the first endemic fish species to Bhutan, found nowhere else in the world. The fish was named Parachiloglanis bhutanensis in honor of the country in which it is endemic to.
The GoI Livestock Support Project, Department of Livestock, MoAF invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible National Consulting firms to provide the consulting services for the construction of National Animal Hospital as detailed below:
Name of Activity : Construction of National Animal Hospital
National Centre for Animal Nutrition, Department of Livestock, Bumthang is pleased to invite Sealed Quotations from eligible Bhutanese suppliers holding valid trade license for the Feed Block Formulation Machine. The procurement is funded by the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation and the purchase shall be exempted from customs and import duties and excise taxes.
Date of sale of Tender Document: 06/10/2014 to 06/11/2014 till 1400 Hrs
22-27 September, Bumthang: Five participants including two farmers and three officials from Sri Lanka attended training on local dairy products processing upon request from His Excellency, Mr. S.B Dissanayake, the Minister for Higher Education, Sri Lanka.