BACHELOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE STUDENTS TRAINED ON BREEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF DUAL BREEDS FIT FOR DRY LAND PRODUCTION
Location / Venue: 

ILRI-KAPITI

Figure 1: Students being taken through breeding and management of dual breeds fit for dry land production

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) final year students attended a training on on breeding and management of dual breeds fit for dry land production at ilri-kapiti on may 17th, 2019.

They were taken through breeding and management of dual breeds fit for dry land production using applied mendelian genetics and appropriate application of breeding values to crosses of  Sahiwal and Friesian cattle; Red Maasai and Dorper sheep; Breeding for dual purpose cattle.

Some of the key lessons learnt included the following;

  • Animal identification and traceability
  • Breeding management and genetic resource management
  • Parasite control especially rotational grazing and dipping
  • Welfare friendly predator control
  • Disease control and prevention program
  • Management operations that allow separate management of research animals and those destined to beef consumer market
  • Pasture and water management under conservation ranching production system
Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2025-12-31 (All day)
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