Bukwo district has launched a livestock census to enhance planning in the production sector, writes Rashid Muzungyo.
District veterinary officer Dr. Henry Chelangat said the exercise was being implemented by LCs, chiefs and veterinary extension staff based in the sub-counties of Kabei, Suam, Bukwo and Chesower.
Chelangat said the exercise would involve counting of cattle, goats, sheep, donkeys, dogs and cats and that it would take two weeks.
â€œWe have got money from the poverty action fund to help us count livestock so that we are able to improve our planning activities,â€ he said in an interview in Kapchorwa town on Friday.
â€œWe have been experiencing problems in determining the quantities of vaccines required for immunisation programmes in the district. We also want this data for reference purposes whenever cattle rustlers raid our animals,â€ he added.
Chelangat said the district had drawn up a strategic plan to vaccinate all its livestock against infectious diseases to ensure farmers own healthy and productive animals that will be reliable sources of income.
Bukwo launches livestock census