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Animal Production & Health

The Animal Production and Health Division offers a wide range of livestock oriented services. It is divided into three (3) sub-divisions. These are:

Animal Production Sub-Division

The Animal Production sub-division is further divided into:

  • Centeno Livestock Station
  • Artificial Breeding Centre
  • Mon Jaloux Forage Development Centre
  • La Gloria Forage Farm

Animal Health Sub-Division

The Animal Health Sub-division is spread throughout the country in regional county offices. In addition, there is the National Animal Disease Centre and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Research (Livestock)

The Research (Livestock) sub-division is located at Aripo Livestock Station.

Mission

The Mission of the Animal Production and Health Division is to provide quality goods and services cost effectively and reliably to the satisfaction of our clients, in support of a competitive and sustainable livestock sub-sector and in the promotion of human health.

In support of this Mission, the Division is committed to:

  • Influencing the formulation and implementation of appropriate and clearly defined policies, plans and integrated programmes for the livestock sub-sector.
  • The improvement of the genetic capability and performance of various classes of livestock e.g. cattle, sheep and goats.
  • Assisting in the development of incentive programmes that will attract investment into the sub-sector and stimulate efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Assisting the livestock sub-sector in achieving greater efficiency of production and improved product quality by providing cost effective veterinary health and livestock production programmes.
  • Collaboration with public and private sector organizations on relevant aspects of human health and to assist in protecting the human population form diseases transmitted through animals and unwholesome animal products.