The Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project has budgeted N9.2million to buy 5 pure breeds of Friesian bulls to spice up animal insemination at Kadawa Insemination Center.
The middle is located at Garun-Malam Local authorities space of the state.
KSADP was supported by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
The mission Coordinator, Ibrahim Garba-Muhammad, made this identified by means of the mission Communication Specialist, Ameen Yassar, in an announcement on Friday in Kano.
He stated that the contract was awarded to Hamjik Agric Plus Limited.
Garba-Muhammad stated, “Friesian cattle produce large quantity of milk and their male calves can also be fattened to produce good quality beef.
“You may be aware that Kano has two Animal Insemination Centres, one in Kadawa and the other one in Makoda.
“Our project will equip and operationalize the one at Kadawa to enable it to inseminate 25,000 cows per annum, beginning from this year.
“That is why we are providing the bulls,” he stated.
He said that Artificial Insemination (AI) was an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) explored universally to deposit or retailer semen immediately right into a cow or heifer’s uterus.
Garba-Muhammad stated this had quite a few advantages over pure mating, which included decreasing sexually transmitted ailments amongst cattle and enhancing genetic high quality of livestock.
According to him, the insemination technique would additionally go a good distance in enhancing the livelihoods of pastoralists and cattle breeders, contemplating the rising want for dairy merchandise and beef within the state and the nation at massive.
“This initiative is part of the project’s objective to contribute to improving food and nutrition security as well as reducing poverty in the state,” he stated.