Agricultural ServicesAnimal Production Division
Assist in the development of policies and strategies for the livestock sectorFormulate and implement breeding strategies for cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and poultry (broiler chicken, ducks and turkeys) in order to ensure availability of breeding stock for all categories of farmers
Ensure the traceability of livestock from farm to slaughterhouse to tackle issues such as inefficiency of insemination programmes, poor source verification at abattoir, insufficient monitoring of animal diseases and animal movement, livestock thefts, illegal slaughter…etc.Empower farmers to access mainstream marketing channels to improve consumer confidence in locally-produced livestock product.
To achieve its mandate, the Animal Production Division administers the following projects/units:
Livestock Zone (Dairy ) (Melrose)
Sheep Reproduction Farm (Salazie)