- November 11, 2022
- Posted by: Ocan Wilfred
- Category: News
On the 28th of October 2022, Mukono District organized a farmer’s field day at Nakisunga Subcounty headquarters in commemoration of veterinary day.
The theme of the event was “Veterinary Services today, for better Wealth and Health” with double-folded objectives:
i). Create awareness among farmers within the district
ii). Showcase the different extension services, technologies, and other animal health products aiming at improving production and productivity in the district
This exercise was championed by different stakeholders in the animal health industry namely, DVOs, AHOs, Animal production officers, and AI technicians.
Several extension services were given to farmers including vaccinations, castration, farm assessments, deworming, and artificial insemination.
During the event, NAGRC&DB in partnership with Operation wealth creation (OWC) synchronized and inseminated over 60 animals from different selected smallholder farmers within the district.
Farmers were also trained on issues of preventive health care, nutrition, and animal breeding. Furthermore, they were trained on best farm management practices like; record-keeping and crucial roles that contribute to establishing a successful breeding program.