The Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Punakha organized cattle show at Samdingkha under Toedwang Gewog on 10th January 2020. The event was graced by Foreign Minister Lyonpo Tandin Dorji in the presence of Dasho Dzongdag, Dasho Dzongrab and invited guests from Dzongkhag and Gewog Administration Chhubu and Toedwang Gewogs. Close to 250 dairy farmers from Chhubu and Toedwang Gewogs took part in the show.
The event was aimed to encourage farmers to keep high yielding and higher longevity dairy cattle for the sustainable dairy value chain in the Dzongkhag. The panel of judges evaluated and ranked around 150 jersey cattle above 50% blood inheritance gathered during the show. The Regional Livestock Development Centre, Wangdue also took an opportunity to exhibit Azolla technology, improved beekeeping, animal health and sales of livestock products. Quiz competition was also held among four dairy farmer groups of Dzomi, Guma, Kabisa and Toedwang Gewogs as an attempt to share knowledge, skills and abilities on livestock husbandry practices to the farmers gathered.
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