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Belize – Taiwan ICDF organize Sheep and Goat management workshop

By Government Press Office | BELIZE

BELMOPAN, Belize – The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise (MAFSE), in collaboration with the Taiwan ICDF Breeding Sheep and Goat Production and Guidance System Enhancement Project (Sheep Project Phase II), held a “Sheep & Goat Management Workshop” in the Toledo District on August 2nd, 2023.

Twenty-five sheep and goat farmers, butchers and restaurateurs around the Toledo District participated in the workshop, in which two officers from the Ministry of Agriculture (MAFSE), Andrew Mejia and Justaquio Tush, presented on topics including i) sheep traceability system, ii) animal health, and iii) silage preparation. Eason Huang, Taiwan ICDF project specialist, and Istvan Metzger, the project’s field manager, presented on topics of animal nutrition and animal selection.

During the afternoon session, Metzger demonstrated practical skills of sheep management including i) Famacha system demonstration, ii) sheep selection exercise, and iii) body condition score practice to farmers.

The workshop is another commitment of the Sheep Project Phase II to help local farmers in Belize to further improve the quality of their sheep and goat. The governments of Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) are committed to working together to support Belizean farmers and to strengthen the sheep and goat industry within the country. Through the Sheep and Goat Project, the theoretical and practical training and educational outreach will further help advance the welfare of Belizeans.



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