COUNTY TRAINS BREEDERS ON SEXED SEMEN USAGE AND SYNCHRONIZATION

COUNTY TRAINS BREEDERS ON SEXED SEMEN USAGE AND SYNCHRONIZATION

The Department of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries on Wednesday invited all A.I service providers across the six sub-counties for a refresher training on sensitization of sexed semen usage and synchronization at TAC Centre.

This comes as ‘Operation Maziwa Lita Kumi program’ in all the 12 selected cooperatives societies gather momentum months after its launch.

Speaking during the training, Livestock Development Chief Officer Dr. Victoria Tarus said that the County breeders underwent refresher training to acquaint themselves with the current technologies in the sector.

“We planned for the refresher training so that our County breeders can be up to date on the current technologies and innovations in the field,” said Dr Tarus.

She also encouraged the breeders to keep proper records of the inseminated cows and the calves sired.

On his part, KCSAP Coordinator Cosmas Langat noted that they will vaccinate over 25,000 head of cattle against East Coast Fever (ECF) which will be done in various cattle dips across the County in a program that will soon be roll out.

The ECF Vaccination will help in protecting both the cow and calve from getting infected thus reducing death and ensures the survival of the calves against ECF.

Present during the training were, Director Veterinary Dr Philip Biamah and Director Livestock Simon Langat.

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