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.
Officials from RLDC, Wangdue evaluated and ranked around 145 jersey cattle gathered during the show based on their closeness to ideal dairy conformation.
The event was concluded by awarding prizes to the best dairy cattle under the categories of milking and dry cows, heifer and female and male calves. Prizes were also awarded to the highest milk, butter and cheese supplier to the dairy farmer groups.
Contributed by: Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha
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