Ministry of Agriculture Imports US sheep

45 US born sheep were flown into Belize on Monday, and landed at the Phillip Goldson International airport.  That’s a first for Belize and the Ministry of Agriculture says it is actually exciting news for Belize’s sheep industry. The purchase of the sheep Dorper and Barbados Black Belly sheep was facilitated through the Genetic Improvement for Sheep and Goat Project at Central Farm, which seeks to improve the genetics of sheep in the country.  The agreement between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Belize on the cooperation in Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project was signed in December 2015 to assist the Ministry of Agriculture to expand the infrastructure at the National Sheep and Goat Breeding Center at Central Farm and to introduce quality breeding stock through importation. The newly-imported sheep will form the basis for the National Breeding Center at Central Farm to produce quality breeding stock. The sheep are presently on a thirty-day quarantine at the Livestock Section in Central Farm.

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