Great strides are being made on the artificial breeding programme by trustees Lorna Brown and Richard Jones, together with Gideon Nadiope, our vet partner there. Establishment of a pure Boer nucleus herd by means of implantation of imported embryos has begun and we now have 3 female and 1 male kid of excellent pedigree. Freezing and storage of goat semen has also started as the basis for a goat artificial insemination service. We are pioneering both these activities in Uganda.
The new 3 acres of land near the swamp has been cleared and ploughed using a bullock team in preparation for tree planting in one area, and goat grazing and browsing in another. The goat house at John Alupa’s farm for animals destined for the communities will be completed in October, allowing separation of the elite breeding stock, and forage planting and conserving at the main goat unit.