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Embrace Artificial Insemination, Farmers Urged

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By Abdulkarim Ssengendo

A total of 43 artificial inseminator technicians have completed three weeks of training in different fields of artificial insemination.

The technicians were passed out at a ceremony held on Friday, July 05, at Ruhengyere Government Farm in Kiruhura district, where the training was conducted.

The training was organized by the National Animal Genetic Resources & Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) in partnership with URUS.

Dr Siragi Luwagu, the course coordinator, reported that the training was done in two sections; the theoretical and practical sections which took ten days.

Komakech Dicken one of the trainees receiving a certificate after completing the training. Photos by Abdulkarim Ssengendo

The technicians came from districts of; Masaka, Mitooma, Isingiro, Rukungiri, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Kamwengye, Rukiga, Ntungamo, Ssembabule, Kabale, Kampala and Mubende.

Others came from Kiboga, Wakiso, Mityana, Ibanda, Kamuli, Butaleja, Bunyangabu, Kiryandongo, Kisoro, Buyikwe and Tororo.

Dr Hellen Nakimbugwe, who represented the Executive Director NAGRIC & DB challenged the beneficiaries to use the acquired skills to help farmers get good breeds.

Dr Hamid Rutaro, the Africa Market Development and Technical Manager at URUS encouraged farmers in the country to embrace artificial insemination if they are to get better breeds.

Rutaro added that such breeds will help them increase milk production.

He believes that once the country’s productivity of livestock is enhanced, it will support the economy to grow.

LEAD PHOTO CAPTION: One of the technicians posing for the photo with officials after completing their training.

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