Awareness event on genetic improvement of livestock in Musandam

Khasab: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, represented by the Directorate General of Agricultural, Fisheries and Water Resources in Musandam Governorate, in cooperation with the Animal Production Research Center, today organized an awareness event on genetic improvement of livestock (goats and sheep) for 4 days in the governorate.

The event included a number of lectures and field visits to the governorate’s wilayats in the field of genetic improvement of Omani breeds, and an introductory program on proper nutrition for livestock.

Engineer Saeed bin Saif Al-Amiri, Head of the Animal Nutrition Research Department at the Animal Production Research Center, said: The program targets specialists working in the field of livestock and livestock breeders, and introduces them to the programs in force in the field of genetic improvement and modern methods of breeding, care and nutrition to reduce the costs of animal production inputs and achieve maximum return.

Economical for educators. For his part, Engineer Sami bin Hamad al-Hashimi, Head of the Animal Genetic Resources Research Department at the Animal Production Research Center, said: Preserving local breeds is very important as it is an important resource with high economic value, and ways to increase production have a prominent role in the food security system.

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