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15.40 acres of fodder plants grown in Yangon during fodder plants-growing week


The fodder plants-growing programme is in action.

With the implementation of the fodder plants-growing week in the third week of June to reduce feed and production costs by growing fodder plants and feeding the nutritious forages in regions and states, 15.40 acres of fodder plants were grown in Yangon Region under the supervision of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department.
As livestock feedstuffs are important in the future of the livestock sector in Yangon Region, 12 farmers grew 1-20 acres of Mulato, Napier and Mombasa grass in Mingaladon, Taikkyi, Hlegu, Hmawby, Htantabin, Dagon Myothit, Thanlyin, Kyauktan, Thongwa, Kayan, Twantay, Kawhmu and Kungyangon townships by implementing the low-cost and more profitable fodder plants-growing programme.
According to Interim collection lists of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in 2019, there are 136,256 local cows, 13,252 bulls (milk cows), 16,713 local buffaloes, 1,037 milk buffaloes and 937 horses were bred in Yangon Region respectively. And also 9,101,536 local cows, 70,876 bulls (milk cows), 1,477,795 local buffaloes, 6,813 milk buffaloes and 147,132 cattle were raised in eight regions and seven states.
With Myanmar depending on the agriculture sector, the development of the agricultural sector is important. In the buffalo, cow, sheep and goat breeding by feeding 52 types of forages, the increasing costs for livestock feedstuffs can cause damage to the livestock sector in the long term.
Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department urged the breeders to grow three kinds of nutritious grass — Mulato, Napier and Mombasa — under the fodder plants-growing programme. — MNA

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