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Taiwan donates technical training packages to improve sheep farming in Belize

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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 4:09 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma: Last Thursday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise received a donation of 48 technical training packages and promotional items from the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The training packages include flash drives with information on general sheep management practices, commercial sheep and goat production, nutrition, breeding, and herd health.

The training packages will be used to assist livestock extension officers and sheep and goat farmers to strengthen their knowledge and management of sheep and goat husbandry.

The technical packages are a part of efforts to improve feeding of these animals during periods of drought and in so doing aim to motivate sheep production.

The Ministry noted that hundreds of sheep farmers are lacking proper feeding practices due to poor pastures.

“This has contributed to low production as noted by high levels of mortality, low reproductive rates, and poor growth performance. Through this initiative, the Sheep Project expects greater potential for the local sheep and goat industry to earn foreign exchange, generate employment, and improve food security,” the Ministry shared.

Present to receive the donation were Servulo Baeza, CEO in the Ministry, and William Can, extension officer.

Baeza urged all extension officers and farmers to make maximum use these important technical training information.

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