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  • Shortlisted candidates for ESP

    As per the announcement made in MoAF website dated 28th November 2016 and Kuensel dated 29th November 2016, the Regional Pig Breeding Centre, Yusipang under Department of Livestock is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the post of ESP as details mentioned below:

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  • MoU Signed between BBP (MoAF) and FMCL (MoF)

    bbp_fmcl_mou30 December 2016, Thimphu: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was made and entered into by the Bhutan Biogas Project (BBP), Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Farm Machinery Corporation Limited (FMCL), Paro, a State Owned Enterprise under the Ministry of Finance.

    Under this MoU, FMCL will manufacture/fabricate biogas appliances and accessories which can be manufactured by FMCL while accessories and appliances which cannot be manufactured by FMCL will be imported from abroad for supply to the beneficiaries up to the concerned Gewog Livestock Extension Centres as per their requisition.

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  • Vacancy for Farm Attendant

    The Regional Pig and Poultry Breeding Centre, Lingmethang, Mongar is pleased to invite application from the Bhutanese National for the post of Elementary Service Personnel (ESP). Those eligible may apply from 1st to 15th January, 2017 with the following documents.

    Sl/NoTitle for the postNo. of postAge limitPosition LevelQualification
    1Farm Attendant518-50 YearsESPNot applicable

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  • Animal health care and ethno-veterinary practices in Sakteng

    untitled-1To understand the animal health care knowledge in Sakteng, a semi-structure interview with 50 herders were carried out. The result showed that 70% of yak herders did not obtain any animal health and diseases related training. Only 30% of herders have participated in various training. The remoteness of yak herds and illiteracy was the main reasons for many of them not attending the training as most of them were engaged in herd chores and yaks. Those respondents who had obtained training were household heads residing in the village. Thus, it was noticed that the farmer’s knowledge on animal health care is still limited in Sakteng.

    Practicing of ethno-veterinary service plays a vital role in such remote highlands. The sick animals are treated with local herbal medicines called, Tsendu (Aconitum feros) and performing rituals to local deities for recovery. The herders shared that the ethno-veterinary service is effective to treat fracture of animal limbs. Castration of yak bulls and horses has been ideally practicing and is one of the most substantial services provided by local healers. Thus, as per the study, herders still practiced traditional way of farming.

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