Working Together To Imporve The Livestock Industry

PR – Better collaboration with the livestock farmers on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique is an objective of Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government Hon Tevin Andrews. In this regard, Minister Andrews called a special meeting with livestock farmers to discuss challenges they are facing and to formulate a working plan.

Highlighting the project, which would include improvement to the Limlair Farm, he emphasized the need for a stronger farming association on the islands and offered his ongoing support to farmers.

Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Linton Andrews, who has paid over 700 farm visits, said he and his staff are working closely with St. George’s University to identify some of the pests and diseases affecting livestock, which includes more than 2000 animals registered by the Livestock Unit.

Among other livestock challenges are limited land space and help, water needs and help with the construction of pens.

Minister Andrews said finding realistic solutions to the problems would require collaborative work.