• Today
    October 17

  • 04:40 AM

Barbados is hub for blackbelly sheep

RACHELLE AGARD,

Added 20 January 2016

blackbelly-sheep

Blackbelly sheep are flourishing at the Greenland Livestock Research Station in St Andrew. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

GREENLAND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH Station in St Andrew has been classified as the hub for black belly sheep in the region and the world.

This according to Ena Harvey, Inter-American Institute for Corporation on Agriculture representative to Barbados. She made this revelation as the High Commissioner of New Zealand, Jan Henderson, toured the facility earlier today.

“We had a team come in from Mexico who trained some our technical people and farmers here on the proper technique of artificial insemination. They informed us that we are in fact sitting on a gold mine and declared Barbados the hub for black belly sheep in the region and the world at large. They further advised that we collect the semen to sell the straws because this particular breed of sheep is in high demand,” she said. (RA)

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you agree with the Barbados Licensing Authority’s decision to repeal the decision to require motorist to provide proof of address in order to renew their licenses or register new vehicles?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM