Minister of Agriculture,Karl Samuda, is calling on stakeholders in the Local cattle Industry to employ greater use of Science and Technology in order to get the Local Cattle Industry back on its feet.
Minister Samuda made the comments in Housnlow St. Elizabeth on Friday while on a tour of the Research Facility there. Minister Samuda says he was very impressed with what he saw taking place at the facility. He was especially pleased with a particular Cow, of the Jamaican Hope breed.
He went on to explain the great impact that Science can bring to the growth of the local Cattle Industry. He mentioned specifically Embryo transplant where multiple impregnation can come from one Bull, maintaining all the traits and characteristics of the Bull.
He went on to point out that Jamaica does not have the capacity to maintained large Herds of Animals, so it using the latest technology in the sector that the country must use in order to maintain the best animals anywhere.
He went on to explain that the use of Embryo Transplant has made it possible to store Embryo`s for years. He said he would like to see Embryo`s passed on for generations in order for the country to have the best breed of animals, so as to enable Jamaica to regain the coveted spot that it once held.
Minister Samuda went on to encourage the many students assembled on their interest in the Agricultural Sector.