TRYPANOTOLERANT LIVESTOCK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

OMOLE, A. J.

OMOLE, A. J.

HEAD OF PROGRAMME

MANDATE

  • To identify, evaluate and improve breeds of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, snails, cane-rat and poultry adapted to South-west agro-ecologies.
  • To develop appropriate low cost and efficient feed resources.
  • To develop appropriate management/husbandry system.
  • To develop appropriate low input and cost effective health package, including ethno-veterinary and indigenous technologies.

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATORS

GRANT(S) ENJOYED

CURRENT GRANT(S)

FUTURE PLANS

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Conduction and completion of some farmers oriented  projects  to solve problems relating to farmers and  livestock industry  despite limited resources
  • Assisting the I.AR&T. Trained farmers to market their livestock products when there is glut thereby encouraging farmer to produce more
  • Publishing of manuals on livestock farming ( snail farming, broiler and grass-cutter production)
  • Distribution of exotic piglets (Large white, Landrace and Duroc etc.) to farmers at subsidized price for genetic improvement of their stock
  • Adaptability and Farrowing of the exotic pigs with good litter size
  • On farm artificial Insemination of available farmers pigs (Sow) with good litter size and high survival rate
  • Periodical training of farmers  and visit to  farms by livestock experts.