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Jamaica Broilers to import new cattle varieties

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

 

Jamaica Broilers Group is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries to import varieties of cattle that produce more milk per day than the current local stocks.

“These varieties of cattle could produce about 30 litres per day given proper nutrition and care,  compared to the current cattle which gives 7-12 12 litres per day. The aim is to make the dairy farms more viable than they are today,” said Conley Salmon, president of the Jamaica Operations of Jamaica Broilers Group in a company issued release.

Salmon says Jamaica Broilers proposes to increase dairy production through embryo transfer of eggs taken from select high producing herds that are disease free.

‘They are from pure lines with no genetic modification,” he said.

avia.collinder@gleanerjm.com