Sokoto to commence cattle artificial insemination

A one-day capacity building workshop on Disease Surveillance and Animal productive Technologies was conducted for the staff of the Ministry of Animal Health and Fisheries Development in Sokoto state on Tuesday.

The training was organised to build the participants on capacity, efficiency and conduct on how to improve animal disesases reporting and Surveillance across the state and it’s environs.

The workshop saw the state Commissioner, Ministry of Animal Health and Fisheries Development, Professor Abdulkadir Junaid, who took the opportunity to Inform the participants that arrangements have been concluded to commence Cattle Artificial Insemination and Embryo transfer, which was captured as new reproductive technologies.

It is on record that the ministry had earlier this year developed techniques for cattle breeding program, which is already on the second phase. Also, a rehabilitation programme is currently ongoing for the diary unit and liquid nitrogen production.

Hence, the need for the capacity training is to educate the staff, especially the nomadic pastoralists on how to administer the process of artificial insemination since the siemen and Embryo have been purchased already.

The commissioner also pointed out that the training would also help to resolve agitation of livestock farmers on policies of government that neglected them. He also commended Governor Tambuwal for his support and encouragement giving to the ministry to deliver it’s expectations.

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