A daylong workshop on ‘Breed Identification and Digital Registry of Cattle’ was held at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in the capital on Wednesday.
The workshop was organised in a bid to highlight the milestones attained after the implementation of mobile application ‘Shurokkha’ for breed identification in the south-west region of the country.With the participation of the consortiums of Netherlands-funded livestock project ‘Blue Gold’, the future of cattle breeding through artificial insemination in Bangladesh and the prospect of digitisation in the establishment of proper breeding was also discussed.
Dr Hiresh Ranjan Bhowmik, director general of the Department of Livestock Services, shared the experience of Artificial Insemination (AI) Technicians of his department as the chief guest.
“We often cannot convince our farmers to take particular kind of semen for artificial insemination as they insist on getting the highest foreign breed. Even though this may impede the productivity of his cow, we feel bounded to give him the breed he wants,” he said.
“Now we can show our farmers evidence to use particular semen for AI with every recommendation,” said Bhowmik.
He also expressed his expectation that mass use of this mobile app will help us attain Sustainable Development Goals of Zero Hunger, No Poverty and Economic Growth.