Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has hailed the construction of the new the Volet Livestock Station in Micoud currently underway, asserting that it will be a state-of-the-art facility.
Writing Thursday on his official Facebook page, Chastanet noted that the facility will be built on 101 acres of land.
Phase one of the project will see the development of about 30 acres and includes the construction of the roads and drainage infrastructure, the construction of two swine units, a fattening unit and a maternity unit; the construction of a rabbitry, two small ruminant pens, a warehouse for storage for feed and equipment, and a building for the stockmen; these are the workers who will be taking care of the animals.
“When completed, the focus will be on assisting livestock farmers and on growing the livestock industry in tangible ways,” the PM observed.
He said it is expected that breeding stock will be produced for farmers, enabling them to multiply and sell to butchers.
Chastanet also stated that animal health advisory and treatment services will be provided by livestock extension officers and veterinarians to facilitate improved livestock production.
He said quarantine officers and veterinary public health officers will also be stationed at the Volet Livestock Station to allow timely inspection of imported meat, and to carry out ante- and postmortem inspections after slaughtering, and wholesomeness to ensure all food safety requirements are met