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  • Cattle show at Sirigang, Punakha held

    14 February 2017, Punakha: The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha with technical support of Regional Livestock Development Centre, Wangdue organised a cattle show at Sirigang under Kabisa Gewog yesterday. The show was graced by Dasho Dzongdag accompanied by Chairman of Dzongkhag Tshogdue and guests from Dzongkhag and Regional Offices of Punakha, RLDC, Wangdue and Gewog Administration, Kabisa.

    The cattle show was aimed at encouraging farmers to rear quality animal breeds for better milk production and also to take up improved cattle breeds by awarding attractive prizes for the best selected animals. This show also served as an information sharing platform by displaying various posters and organising quiz competitions among the participants.

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  • CARLEP’s AWPB preparation and completion of RPIC meeting

    14 February 2017: Following a day long Validation Workshop for ‘Rapid Assessment of Dairy and Vegetable Value Chain’ on 10 February, the two days’ workshop for the AWPB preparation for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 for CARLEP and one day RPIC (Regional Programme Steering Committee) meeting was organised at Wangchuk Hotel, Mongar from 11-13 February, 2017.

    The AWPB workshop was organised mainly to review the implementation progress of the past FY 2015-16 and the current FY 2016-17; to prepare the AWPB for the next FY 2017-18 based on the recommendation by the recently completed two assessments on vegetable and dairy value chains; and also to prioritise and sequence the recommendations and delegate the clear roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder in the value chain processes.

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  • Workshop on Developing SOP for Veterinary Clinical Services

    14 February 2017, Phuentsholing: The National Animal Hospital, Thimphu has organised a three-day “Workshop on Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Veterinary Clinical Services” from 13-15 February, 2017 at the City Veterinary Hospital & Satellite Laboratory in Phuentsholing.

    The workshop mainly focuses on developing standards and procedures for veterinary clinical services to be used in livestock extension centres, farms and veterinary hospitals. The workshop will also finalise standardised forms for prescription, surgical consent and case referrals to be used by all agencies under the Department of Livestock. The SOP is required to improve the quality of veterinary services by putting standard process during the delivery of animal health services to the clients including farmers.

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  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Training conducted at SWRRC

    The trainees with the resource people (please click to enlarge)

    11 February 2017, Jigmeling: Around 30 participants from the Territorial Forest Divisions and Protected Areas underwent a three days hands-on-training at the Southern Regional Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (SWRRC), Jigmeling, Sarpang. The Training which began on Tuesday went on till 9 February.

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