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  • Willow Silage Making Training for Chumey Farmers

    Participants engaged in the practical session
    Participants engaged in the practical session

    September 16, 2015, Bumthang: The National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN) Bumthang organised a day long training on Willow (Salix babylonica) Silage making in Bumthang Dzongkhag. A total of 30 dairy farmers from Chungphel Chewog under Chumey Geog attended training. The hands on training provided them a basic skill on making willow silage in plastic bag and operation of fodder chaff cutter machine.

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  • Hon’ble Lyonchen visits a Livestock Farm in Sarpang

    Lyonchen inspecting the piggery farm at Samtenling geog, Sarpang
    Lyonchen inspecting the piggery farm at Samtenling geog, Sarpang

    18 September, Sarpang: It was a dream for Bishnu Maya Rai and her spouse Kisherman Rai of Samteling geog, Sarpang Dzongkhag, when the Prime Minister of Bhutan visited their home on 16 September 2015. They were overwhelmed and it was all thanks to their pigs that made the visit of Lyonchen happen. The family has been venturing to create one of the biggest private piggery farms with a shed capacity of 10 breeding units and 100 fattener units.  At present their farm has 85 pigs excluding the recently farrowed sucklers from three sows.

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  • 58 CNR Diploma Graduates join the RNR family

    The CNR graduates interacting with the MoAF Lyonpo and other Senior MoAF officials
    The CNR graduates interacting with the MoAF Lyonpo and other Senior MoAF officials

    September 15, 2015, Thimphu: Upon successful completion of their diploma course from College of Natural Resources (CNR) and having made through the selection process as per the available slots in the Ministry, 58 fresh passouts joined the RNR family. Preparing them for their jobs, the Ministry conducted a day-long orientation for the graduates today at the NRDCL conference hall.

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  • Thai delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives meet with their BAFRA counterparts

    The Thai delegation with their BAFRA counterparts
    The Thai delegation with their BAFRA counterparts

    15 September 2015, Thimphu: The five member delegates from the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC), Thailand, comprising of Mr. Sakchai Sriboonsue, Secretary General of ACFS; Mr. Chatchai Prathummal, Acting Director of Information and Technology Centre, ACFS; Mr. Apisit Prakarnkamanat, Veterinarian, Office of Commodity and System Standards Accreditation, ACFS; Ms. Patamaporn Usaha, Policy and Plant Analyst, Division of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards Policy, ACFS and Ms. Surisa Noiin, Policy and Plant Analyst, Division of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards Policy, ACFS were in the country for a period of five days from 9 to 13 September 2015.

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