Monitor Seeds of Gold farm clinic a huge success

Kampala- John Bosco Ikojo, a goat farmer from Bukedea District, asked:“What can I do to improve on the breeds of goats I am rearing, so as to be able to profit from them?” This was one of the questions many participants shared at the Daily MonitorSeeds of Clinic farm clinic.

Speaking at the event at Katende Harambe Rural-Urban Training Centre, in Namugongo, Kiira Town Council, Wakiso District on Saturday, Mr Paul Ssembeguya, a farmer from Sembabule District, cautioned participants against inbreeding to avoid weak traits in their goats. He said cross-breeding an exotic breed like the Savannah with the indigenous breeds ensures that you get goats which are big, grow fast and give birth to either twins or triplets.

Monitor Publications Managing Director Alex Asiimwe thanked the participants for coming to share their best practices and encouraged them to keep on sending their feedback to build the Seeds of Gold magazine. The main facilitator, Dr James Muwanga, a veterinary doctor, shared with the goat enthusiasts about the different types of goats and the best practices of rearing these goats. He held a discourse with the participants who asked questions and shared their various experiences dealing with the different types of goats. Dr Muwanga also trained participants on how to start a goat farm, housing, feeding and other aspects.

Mr Aaron Aguma, the Monitor Publication marketing manager, said the clinic was above their expectations. “People are happy about our choice of speakers and many were happy to have their queries answered,” he said.

The clinic was organised by Monitor Publications in partnership with Katende Harambe Rural Urban Training Centre.

rkasasira@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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