Australian and Newzealand lamb shall be imported to raise economy of Himachali sheep rearer

Sep 06, 2011 10:44 | Poltics

Dharamsala/arvind Sharma

Himachal Pradesh government is making all the basic facilities to the Sheep rearing in the state to make their economy strong, who are engaged in this field. This government help is encouraging those sheep rearers , as well  who left out this work  some time ago, and now re-adopting the work. Informing this ,Wool Federation President Trilok Kapoor said that this was due to the result of the efforts of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. Kapoor said that the 100 high yield Varity lamb are being imported from Australia and New Zealand to make the rich variety. He said that the mobile dip tanks are also being splied to the sheep reares.

Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, including Srvin Anu Chaudhary Mrs Sarveen Choudhry said that government shall organize loan fairs for them where the government officers of the concerned department shall also remain present to solve problems on the spot.

Himachal Pradesh is environmentally more suitable to rear sheep than other types of livestock. The steep gorgeous hills afford grazing facilities at varying altitudes during different seasons of the year.  Nearly one-sixth  of State’s  sheep are found in its alpine zone which provides excellent grazing facilities during summer months.  Sheep in this region have superior fleece with higher percentage of fine

Undercoat.  The sheep in this area depends entirely on grazing.  Due to heavy snowfall during winters the flocks are taken to lower hills.