• Cattle show at Samdingkha, Toedwang Gewog under Punakha Dzongkhag

    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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  • Diversifying Potato-Based Cropping System with Quinoa

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) has been a priority crop for the Department of Agriculture ever since its introduction in 2015 due to its high nutritional value and ability to adapt to marginal environments. Besides contributing to the   national objective of food and nutritional security, one of the objectives of promoting quinoa is to diversify farmers existing traditional cropping system by adapting this versatile and a climate resilient crop..

    The cultivation of quinoa as a second crop after the harvest of potato has been successfully demonstrated and adapted at Lobneykha village under Chapcha Geog of Chhukha Dzongkhag.  Lobnekha village is located at an elevation of 2700 masl and potato is the main  crop grown in the village besides other vegetables like radish, carrot, cabbage, spinach and chilli. A total of 27 households cultivated quinoa in 2019 after they were convinced that the crop  can be successfully cultivated after potato harvest.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    Regional Mithun Breeding Farm (RMBF), Arong, Samdrup Jongkhar would like to invite the eligible Bhutanese contractor’s with valid license to participate in the following work:

    Sl. No.Name of TenderClass of contractDate of sale of BidLast date of Bid submission timeBid opening date & timeBid security (Nu)
    1Maintenance of Office Building & Construction of Drinking water Tank at RMBF, ArongSmall08/01/2020- 21/01/202022/01/2020 at 1:30 PM (BST)23/01/2020 at 2:00 PM (BST)14,500.00

    The tender documents can be downloaded from www.cdb.gov.bt, or

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  • Auction announcement of spent birds

    The National Poultry Research and development Centre, Sarpang hereby invites interest general public for the open auction of approximately 1000 no of Broiler Parent Breeder (Spent Birds) on 21st January, 2020 at 10:00am in conference Hall, NPRDC, Sarpang.

    The birds will be auctioned on ‘as is where basis”. Interested bidders must deposit Nu.20, 000/- (Twenty Thousand Only) EMD (refundable) in cash/cash warrant in favor of Program Director, NPRDC, Sarpang.

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