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  • Sensitization workshop on AMR and Fleming Funded project activities

    Thimphu: The antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first discovered. In animals, we use antibiotics for improving welfare and for enhancing the production. However, the indiscriminate use of these antibiotics has led to emergence of resistant bacteria in which antibiotics no longer work also known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The UK Government has established the Fleming Fund to respond to the global threat of drug-resistant infections. The Fleming Fund is critical to achieving the resolution of the 68th World Health Assembly 2015, 84th World Animal Health Assembly and in realising the Political Declaration of the High-Level Meeting of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) on Antimicrobial Resistance 2016. The overall goal of the grant is to avert the human and economic burden of AMR.

    Bhutan is one of the recipient of Fleming Fund Country Grants to improve the diagnosis and surveillance of AMR in both human health and the animal health sector thereby to inform policy and practices at national and international levels. The human health component implemented by Department of Medical Services which benefits five laboratories (surveillance sites) and animal health component is implemented by the Department of Livestock (DoL) benefitting four laboratories, each at the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), National Food Testing Laboratory and two Regional Livestock Development Centres (RLDCs) at Tsimasham and Kanglung.

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  • New community AI centre for Nangmalam

    Pemagatshel: A new community artificial insemination (AI) centre was inaugurated at Nangmalam under Zobel gewog on December 23. It will benefit around 96 households and help youths to earn income by providing the AI community services. It is the 11th centre in the Dzongkhag with an aim to improve the cattle breed.

    Nangmalam community has 357 female cattle populations under the centre’s jurisdiction. The AI services will be provided by the trained community artificial insemination technician (CAIT).

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  • Selected candidates for Animal/Pasture Attendants

    As per the selection interview held on December 25, 2019, the office of Brown Swiss Cattle Farm, Dept. of Livestock, Bumthang is pleased to announce the selection results for the post of Animal/Pasture Attendants (ESP) as detailed below:

    Sl.NoName of the CandidatesCID No.Average %RangkingRemarks
    2Dhan Singh Ghalley1120900210089.232ndSelected
    4Kelzang Wangmo1100500152483.034thSelected
    5Sangay Lhamo1170400199782.175thStandby
    6Tshering Dema1190100065681.836thStandby
    7Jamyang Jamtsho1010100449981.337th Not selected
    8Tshering Zangmo1150500466379.208th Not selected
    9Tshering Peldon11601000761 Absent 

    The selected candidates are requested to report to the office of the Farm Manager, BSCF, Bumthang on 27th December 2019 for DRUG TEST and to complete other HR formalities.

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  • Refresher course on AI and Reproductive Biotechnology

    18-31 December, Zhemgang: Fifteen livestock extension staffs from Zhemgang, Trongsa and Bumthang are attending a 14 days “Refresher course on Artificial Insemination (AI) and Reproductive Biotechnology”. The course will enhance the cattle breeding program through AI intensification activity and update knowledge and skills of the field staff in latest reproductive biotechnologies.

    The course is being conducted at the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Zhemgang through RDCCRP funding. It is jointly organized by National Dairy Research & Development Centre-Yusipang and RLDC- Zhemgang. A similar course will be conducted in Sarpang soon.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for ESP

    As per the announcement made in the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) website and Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS) vide our letter no. BSCBF/Adm-15/2019-2020/139 & 141on dated 21/11/2019 respectively, Brown Swiss Cattle Farm, Bumthang under the Department of Livestock is pleased to announce the short-listed candidates for the posts under ESP Cadre.

    Sl NoNameCID NoRemarks
    3Tshering Peldon11601000761Shortlisted
    4Tshering Dema11901000656Shortlisted
    7Dhan Singh Ghalley11209002100Shortlisted
    8Tshering Zangmo11505004663Shortlisted
    9Sangay Lhamo11704001997Shortlisted

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