KASOLWE STOCK FARM

Kasolwe Stock Farm is one of the twelve Livestock Centre Farms managed by National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB), under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).

The Farm started way back in1969. It is located in Bulagala B Village, Kasolwe Parish, Kagumba Sub County, Kamuli district and 22km from Kamuli town along Bukungu road.

The farm has a total land size of 3 square miles which encroached on by thicket of bushes.

 

Initially, the farm was a citrus farm but, due to insufficient water sources, it was later on transformed into a conservation livestock farm especially, the indigenous East African Short Horn Zebu (EASHZ) and Small East African goats. This key result area is in line with the Conservation of biodiversity, sustainable utilization and development of indigenous animal genetic resources in

 

NAGRC & DB as stipulated in the five year (2015/16- 2020/21) strategic development plan.

Kasolwe Stock Farm also started an upgrade of the indigenous EASHZ with the Jersey and Friesian breeds of dairy cattle to meet the community demand in terms of milk.

 

Until Financial Year 2019/20, under Busoga Livestock Transformation Project, farm is in the revolutionilization of Livestock farming into a centre of excellence to serve the entire eleven districts of the greater Busoga region (Kamuli, Jinja, Mayuge, Bugiri, Iganga, Kaliro, Bugweri Buyende, Luuka, Namutumba and Namayingo).

This revolution was formulated to increase resilience, wealth and positive livelihood outcomes among the small players along the livestock value chain. The project is focusing on enhancing livestock production and productivity for the different livestock species; Cattle (dairy and beef), Goats (meat goats), Piggery, Poultry (dual purpose birds – Kruoiler and Rainbow Rooster) and Fish

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