Vision * "A self reliant Dzongkhag co-existing in peace and harmony with enhanced socio-economic standards, rich natural resources and cultural heritage" * Mission * “To enhance rural livelihood with good local governance in line with culture and environment” * དམིགས་དོན་གཅོད་པ། * ཕན་བདེ་བརྟན་རྒྱས་ལྡན་པའི་ས་གནས་གཞུང་གིས་ལམ་སྲོལ་དང་རང་བཞིན་རྒྱུ་ཁུངས་གཉིས་དང་བསྟུན་གྲོང་གསེབ་འཚོ་བའི་ཐུན་རྐྱེན་གོང་འཕེལ་གཏང་ནི། * འཆར་སྣང་བསམ་གྲུབ་ལྗོངས་མཁར། * རྒྱུན་བརྟན་རང་འདྲོངས་ཅན་དང་ཞི་བདེ་མཐུན་བསྒྲིག་མཉམ་དུ་གནས་ཏེ་མི་སྡེ་དཔལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་གནས་ཚད་ཡར་འཕར་སོང་བའི་རང་བཞིན་ཐོན་སྐྱེད་ཀྱི་འབྱོར་པ་དང་ལམ་སྲོལ་རྒྱུད་བཟང་ལྡན་པའི་ལྗོངས་སུ་བསྒྲགས་ནི།

Arrival of Beetal and Sirohi bucks at Menjigang Community

 

Menjigang Village is located at the distance of nearly two hours free walk from nearest farm road heads to the northern part of the geog towards feeder road to Martshalla Geog.  The village comprises of 37 households of which 20 H/Hs were registered in the chevon production group since 2013.  It was customary and common practices to rear at least 3-4 goats to supplement their religious sacrifices and nutrition point of view.  The menjignag community has good potential for rearing the goat given the location, landscape style and warm and humid climate and most importantly the community being least affected by religious stigma and social barriers. 

 

 The chevon group was initiated by the sector quite earlier the times yet could not concentrate efficiently on the complete production and well organized group due to the short falls in budget allocation but somehow we could supply 13 numbers of selected breeds of bucks imported from UP India in close collaboration with the RDC Jarkar, Bumthang.

The main aims of supplying the exotic breeds of beetal and sirohi bucks to the farmers of Menjigang village is “FOR BREEDING PURPOSES”, since the available local breeds are non-descript one and poor in meat quality, as well as production. It is also expected to increase house hold income of the rural poor through the sale of the cross bred chevon meat to the market. The sustainability and success of future chevon production group depends on successful breeding performance of the exotic bucks and positive or wholesome reaction from its loving community at large.

 

During the recent monitoring program, it was found that the bucks were kept under simple shelter and feeding condition. They were fed with locally thrashed maize grain and locally available forage collected from the wild. The health condition as compared to the earlier days has said to be improved drastically and seems to be adjusted with rustic environment that lived short.

 

The farmers of the menjigang village expressed their utter satisfaction for arrival of the bucks for the first time and at same time some farmers have suggested if they were supplied with both male and female exotic goats, looking at the point of having fast outcome of the breeding and multiplication of the goat’s population in the group which means direct implication of benefits.

 

During the field monitoring the farmers were advised to provide good services and management care all round the clock, also instructed to report to nearest livestock centre for any technical support and treatments. The monthly progress report shall be compiled by the concerned EA for further submission to higher authority.

 

The EA was instructed to provide regular attention in monitoring the health condition of the bucks in future as per the direction of the undertaking letter drafted by RDC- Jakar.

 

The field monitoring visits was conducted on 29th and 30th July 2014 accompanied by geog livestock In-charges and village heads and tshogpa.

 

Contributed by:

Chophel

ADLO.

   
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