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URUS To Help Farmers Understand Genetics

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By HERBERT MUSOKE       

For a long time, dairy farmers in Uganda have been constrained by lack of good genetics to improve their herd for better production.

The overwhelming numbers that flocked URUS stall at the recently completed Harvest Monet Expo at Kololo, prompted its management to organize a training for farmers to answer their queries and also get clear information about their products at Kolping Hotel in Kampala.

Dr. William Kabanda the central region manager at URUS, explains that they want to use the vast experience as a company to increase Artificial Insemination (AI) adoption by small scale farmers, build a sustainable, reliable and dependable network of AI technicians, increase participation of women in dairy value chain and build partnership with local genetic centers, processors and other stakeholders.

URUS is also, in partnership with the National Genetics Resources Research Center and Data bank (NAGRIC & DB), with an MOU to improve AI and other livestock genetics related activities in the country for better production.

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