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Govt Sets Up Cattle Breeding Centre

27 March 2019

ZIMBABWE - The government has laid the foundation for the recovery and growth of cattle breeding and off-shoot industries through the setting up of the Centre of Excellence in Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technologies at Chinhoyi University of Technology.

The centre, launched by President Mnangagwa last week, will form the backbone for research into animal genetics, sperm harvesting from pedigree bulls and their preservation for roll-out to communal, small-scale and commercial farmers.

This will see the establishment of provincial and district sperm banks providing artificial insemination services across the country before eventually cascading to the ward level.

Speaking at the launch of the Biotechnology and Advanced Cattle Reproductive Technologies programme at CUT Farm in Chinhoyi last week, Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos said the move would put Zimbabwe’s beef industry back on the map.

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Source: The Herald

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