Since April 2011, CARD and World Vision Talin Area Development Project have established genetic units and conducted trainings on artificial insemination in five communities of Aragatsotn marz. The project aims at breeding 250 heads of cattle through specialists of artificial insemination.
In Zovasar, Zarinja, Talin, Nerqin Bazmaberd and Kaqavadzor communities of Talin region, 75 farmers were trained on animal care, cattle genetic improvement, dairy cattle herd management, dairy cattle milking and artificial insemination. The World Vision selected these communities as geographical centers so that the adjacent communities could also get use of the services.
Heads of the communities, farmers, veterinarians and specialists of artificial insemination took part in the trainings.
The veterinarians of these communities were taught both theoretical and practical technologies of cattle artificial insemination. The trainings included the advantages of artificial insemination, the technologies of semen selection, maintenance and usage. As a part of the practical trainings in each community CARD specialists implemented 10 demonstrative artificial inseminations of cattle.
The results are evident. There are already 85 heads of inseminated animals. It is intended to continue the work of genetic improvement in Talin region with the increase of the number of communities.