Govt. releases KR 2 Billion for Diary center establishment in Lundazi
Lundazi, February 14,2013, ZANIS — Government has released KR 2 Billion for establishment of Livestock Breeding Centre in Lundazi District.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development Lackson Kazabu says the funds are also for the introduction of 200 exotic dairy cattle in chief Mwase’s area in the District.
ZANIS reports that the Deputy Minister said this when he toured Mwase Livestock Breeding Centre in Chief Mwase and Kapichila in Lundazi district yesterday.
Mr. Kazabu said once the establishments of Livestock Breeding Centre, rehabilitation of some dip tanks will be completed before the end of this year 2013, government will introduced 200 exotic dairy cattle in chief Mwase.
Deputy Minister who is in charge of Livestock Development said when rehabilitation exercise are complete, government expects increased cross breeding of exotic dairy cattle will increase.
“ This will ensure that the quality of animals which will be resistant to diseases and produce
more and quality milk, ‘ he said.
The project will involve exotic dairy animals which will be crossbred with indigenous cattle through artificial insemination.
Currently Lundazi District has no diary cattle to produce dairy milk.
Meanwhile Lundazi District Commissioner Janet Mvula has commended government for introducing livestock breeding centre, introduction of 200 exotic dairy cattle, artificial insemination and rehabilitations of dip tanks, said the move taken by government will help increase cattle population in Lundazi district.