FG hands over completed livestock health centre to FCTA

June 22, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The federal government has handed over the livestock health centre it built and equipped for treatment of animals to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). During the inauguration of the centre located in Kuje area council Wednesday, the director and Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria, Dr. Maimuna Habib, stated that the project was executed to provide quality animal health care Read More

FG commences nationwide training of livestock farmers on animal feed production

May 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government says it is determined to tackle squarely the escalating cost of animal feeds in the country by encouraging the utilisation of low grade grains and climate smart animal feed production. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe disclosed this at the capacity building and animal feeds distribution programmes organised by the Department Read More

Food security: Developing action plan for residue reduction in livestock products

February 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Food security: Developing action plan for residue reduction in livestock products. Over the years, the federal government has been working on reducing drug residue in agricultural produce that are exported from Nigeria. In this piece, JOHN OBA, reports on developing a National Residues Monitoring Plan for honey and other livestock products. In the past couple of years, the Joint FAO/IAEA Read More

FCT – ARDS moves to upgrade Dei Dei livestock market

January 28, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Secretary Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim has disclosed of plans by the FCT Administration to remodel the Deidei livestock market to standard befitting the status of the Federal Capital Territory. Mallam Abubakar made this disclosure during an unscheduled visit to the market to assess the level of compliance of the operators to standards and regulations set by Read More

Farmalert launches projects to support livestock farmers

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

An organisation, Farmalert, has launched two special projects: Farmalert Academy and Farmalert RAS Project as part of efforts to build an inclusive system for animal health and disease prevention by fostering a peer-to-peer network where access to regular animal health products and veterinary services can be easily gotten and learnings at various levels of farmers’ interaction shared. A statement by Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Aminal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom, inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional Para-Veterinarians. Provost of the College  Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive a boost. “We are Read More

2021 WFD: Invest in livestock, horticulture, fisheries minister urges entrepreneurs

October 14, 2021 John Oba 0

As stakeholders in the agricultural sector continue day two activities of 2021 World Food Day, entrepreneurs and investors in Nigeria has been urged to invest in livestock, horticulture, fisheries and others to take Nigeria into self-sufficiency, food security, rich nutrition, and wealth creation along various value chains. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, stated this on Read More

NIAS set to bridge gaps of inadequate science graduates

October 4, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Institute for Animal Science (NIAS) has embarked on moves to bridge the gap of inadequate graduates for livestock management in the country. The Registrar of NIAS Professor Eustace Iyayi during a Validation of National Occupational Standard (NOS) for Poultry and Feed Mill Industry, lamented that the annual student admission and retention into tertiary institutions is inadequate. He said Read More

‘Livestock sector ecosystem can add N2trn to economy’

September 14, 2021 David Agba 0

The development of Nigeria’s livestock sector’s ecosystem if properly harnessed can add at least N2 trillion to the economy within a short period. Programme Coordinator of Power Infrastructure Finance and Services (PIF Conferences) Mr. Willie Tawo disclosed this on Monday in Abuja to herald the forthcoming Nigeria International Workshop on Ranching & Pasture Management for Livestock Intensification. The programme is Read More

Herders, farmers’ clashes: FAO disburses Napier grass in Taraba

September 1, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Tuesday, disbursed Napier Grass planting materials to herders and farmers in Taraba state. Country Representative of the FAO in Nigeria, Mr Fred Kafeero, while distributing the materials in Jalingo, said the gesture was to end farmers, herders’ conflict in the state. Kafeero, who was represented by Mrs Fesimi Ogunkowa, said the planting materials included Read More

NIAS, ASAN conference to promote technology in livestock sector – Registrar

September 1, 2021 John Oba 0

As Nigeria Animal Scientists prepared for the 10th ASAN-NIAS JAM conference, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Prof. Eustace Ayamere Iyayi has revealed that the conference will promote technology while addressing issues and challenges facing the the sector. This is even as the Institute will be inducting the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, TETFund, Read More

Equity market sustains growth trend, gains N142bn

August 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The nation’s equity market yesterday continued its rebound, gaining N142 billion ahead of the release of the macroeconomic data such as consumer price and index and second quarter Gross Domestic Products (GDP). There are also expectations that corporate earnings of interim paying banks like Zenith Bank , Access Bank, United Bank for Africa , GTCO and Stnbic IBTC Bank may Read More

Food crisis: Yobe to establish livestock development centres

August 4, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

In a bid to boost livestock production and tackle food crisis in the state, the Yobe state government has reached an advanced stage for establishment of livestock development centres, one in each of the three senatorial districts of the state. Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni stated this on Wednesday when he received the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Read More