JDDB gets new machine to improve feed material for dairy cattle

The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) has secured a silage packing machine and accompanying new technology that will improve access to nutritious feed material for dairy cattle nationwide.
This was made possible through funding from the USAID through its Ja REEACH II project.
The silo-packer machine, the first of its kind in Jamaica, will allow the JDDB to support small dairy farmers islandwide to store fodder as silage in order to continue to provide nutrition to their animals during periods when feed material is scarce or unavailable.  
Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, added that new initiatives being undertaken include the importation of embryos to accelerate further production, and of live calves as well as the preservation of local strains of cattle. 

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