22 Sep 2023, 16:57

Call to reach artificial insemination services to farmers' doorsteps

RAJSHAHI, Sept 22, 2023 (BSS)- Field level officials, employees and
volunteers concerned should discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and
honesty to reach artificial insemination services to farmers doorsteps for
improving cattle varieties and to fulfill the region's gradually mounting
demands for protein.
Large-scale promotion of the livestock sector is very important to remove the
existing protein deficiency alongside ensuring food security. So, utmost
emphasis should be given on promoting the artificial insemination in cattle
after the best uses of modern technologies.
Academics and researchers came up with the observation while addressing the
closing and certificate-giving ceremony of a two-month long training course
related to artificial insemination and breeding at Narkelbaria campus of
Rajshahi University (RU) here on Thursday.

RU Veterinary and Animal Science Faculty and BRAC jointly organised the
training course on artificial breeding and regeneration for the unemployed
youths aimed at transforming them into skilled and competent workforce in
this field.

Vice-chancellor (VC) Professor Golam Sabbir Sattar addressed the opening
ceremony as the chief guest while Pro-VC Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam spoke as
special guest with faculty dean Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder in the chair.

Prof Golam Sabbir stressed the need for more intensive research on the
genetic factors of domestic animals for generating more high-milking cows.
Importance should be given on preserving high quality semen in laboratories
from cattle after importing the specimens. "If the high-breed cow can give
50-litre milk per day, why not the others," he added.
Modern technology helps increase milk production by one kilogram (Kg) from
every cow on an average for the last couple of years.
He, however, said artificial insemination has a vital role to play in
expansion of cattle breeding and the efforts should be expanded successfully
through bringing all the villages under the coverage.
Prof Sabbir hoped that the training will contribute a lot towards expanding
the artificial breeding technology to the target group of people.
He urged the participants to apply the new ideas to be acquired from the
course so that the livestock farmers can derive total benefits of the
In his remarks, Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam said the artificial insemination is now
being judged as proven technology and the genetic development of the
livestock animal could be ensured through adequate promotion of the
He said production of both milk and meat would be enhanced when the
technology could be reached towards the doorsteps of the grassroots farmers

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