Technologist develops new animal insemination method in Kaduna
A young Laboratory Technologist, Kabiru Musa, says he has developed an indigenous artificial insemination method with multiple reproduction result among local breed of animals.
Musa, 34, and a laboratory technologist from a Malaysian University, made the disclosure, while addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Kaduna.
He said, that he developed the insemination method locally to help the present administration in addressing issues of low animal yield in milk and beef production in the country.
According to him, the method, if adopted by policy makers, would also address the current clashes between herdsmen and farmers in parts of the country.
Musa said the technology would compliment government effort in developing grazing fields and ranches, to limit movement of animals in search of pasture and water.
“The aim of every herder is to move to where there are natural feeds and water for their animals and to help them multiply.
” This research is developed from the abandoned Nationally Coordinated Research on animal production, conducted by the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Shika in Kaduna State in 1981,” Musa said.
He appealed to the Federal Government to adopt the method, to address issues around low productivity in both beef and dairy production in local animal breeds.
Musa said the method would equally address the security challenges faced by the movement of such animals from one part of the country to the other in search of pasture.
The technologist said he was willing to demonstrate the results, if invited by the federal government.