The general people are urged to refrain from importing any live pig and meat products especially pork and pork products into the country to prevent the incursion of African swine fever.Public Notification
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The National Poultry Research & Development Center under Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Sarpang hereby invites general public for open auction of spent broiler birds (BPS 23) on 15th May 2020 at 11:00 AM in NPRDC Conference Hall, Sarpang. Interested bidders must deposit Nu. 30,000/- (Ngultrum Thirty Thousand Only) as EMD (refundable) in cash in favor of Program Director, NPRDC, Sarpang. The birds will be sold to the highest bidder and birds have to be lifted within three days from the date of auction on full payment. NPRDC, Sarpang has the right to reject if dispute arises out of terms and conditions. For more information, please contact +975-17419107/17853374 during office hours.
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The Department of Agriculture is pleased to share the new revised guideline “Guidelines for farm road development revision 2019”, which has been recently approved by the cabinet. The department has revised the following sections of the erstwhile guideline after several consultations with the local government officials, Dzongkhag Agriculture Officers and Dzongkhag Planning officers.
Section 3.0 -Screening Criteria.
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6 May, Thimphu: Bhutan prepares for emergency response actions to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF) following the report of ASF mortality in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India on May 2. The case was confirmed by the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal.
ASF is a severe viral disease of pigs affecting both domestic and wild pigs. It does not directly affect public health and does not transmit from animals to humans. It is a terminal and highly infectious viral disease which causes a serious impact on the pig population and there is no vaccine nor cure for ASF. It can be spread by live or dead pigs and pork and occur via contaminated feed and objects such as shoes, clothes, vehicles, knives and other equipment. The disease has been spreading globally for several years since its first report from China in August 2018.
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6 May, Thimphu: Dr. Tashi Samdup sworn in as the new Director General for the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, today. Dr. Tashi who hails from Thimphu has been in the civil service since 1991 with a working experience of over 29 years.
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