Stakeholders in Belize’s Sheep and Goat Industry Receive Training for Improvement
Stakeholders in the growing sheep and goat industry in Toledo received more training to improve the quality of their flocks this week. On August 2, goat farmers, butchers and restaurateurs participated in a sheep and goat management workshop under the Sheep Project Phase II. Personnel from the Ministry of Agriculture presented on a number of topics including sheep the traceability system, animal health, and silage preparation. Farmers also had a session on animal nutrition and animal selection, facilitated by Eason Huang, Taiwan ICDF Project Specialist, and Istvan Metzger, the project’s field manager. They also participated in practical presentations on sheep selection and scoring body the body condition of sheep and goats. The Ministry of Agriculture explained that the Sheep Project Phase II is a collaboration between the Government of Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan), geared towards improving the sheep and goat industry. The project has a budget of three million US dollars and a four-year implementation period. Phase two of the project began back in 2020.