Iran 's Agro-cooperatives Invest on Farming Dairy Goat of Murcia Breed: Deputy Minister

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 16:41

Iranian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Jihad Hossein Shirzad has announced on launching a project with more about IR.160 billion (1$=150000 IR).

According to an ISCA report, Dr. Hossein Shirzad, also the CEO of the Central Organization of the Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC) said on April 21, 2019 that a herd of Murcia goat was imported from Spain to Yazd province.

The first meeting of the coordination committee was held in the Yazd province to create a valuable genetic reservoir of the lightweight cattle, enhance the productivity of the livestock inputs, support small and sustainable rural enterprises and improve the goat dairy industry.

"Farming goat kids in the certificated systems is one of the technical procedure that is perusing by the partnership of the livestock farming unions of Yazd, Taft, and Jameahe Gostar agro-cooperatives. Meanwhile, the whole capital of this project is supplied by the cooperative sector," he added.

Having economic herd indexes, including high yield, long lactation duration, short adolescence period, lactation of the high content of fat, protein and lactose as well as climate compatibility, Murcia goat farming project could enhance food security, regionally and nationwide.

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