January 22, Sarpang: Two new Artificial Insemination (AI) centres in Sershong and Chuzergang gewogs has been established jointly by the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Zhemgang, Sarpang Dzongkhag Livestock Sector and National Dairy Research Centre, Yusipang.
The centres are expected to benefit about 714 households owning approximately 2993 heads of cattle. They were established as a part of regional breed intensification program to meet the annual performance target of 8691MT of milk production set for the region’s 12th FYP.
The inaugural ceremony for both was conducted in the respective gewogs. The RLDC also revived the AI centre in Thromde Veterinary Hospital & Satellite Veterinary Laboratory to cater the AI needs for Gelephu Thromde.
Presently, there are 21 AI centres in the east-central region and the RLDC plans to have AI centres in all 56 gewogs during the 12th FYP.
Submitted by RLDC, Zhemgang
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