BIOTEC participates in the 2011 National Dairy Fair

On 5-11 January 2011, Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) organized 2011 National Dairy Fair at Muak Lek District, Saraburi Province. The opening ceremony on 5 January was graciously presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The event featured the exhibitions of dairy farm industries, government agencies and private sector. Also, the practical aspects of dairy farming and several lectures from cattle experts in the fields of dairy feeding, forage crop production, cattle breeding, milk collection and processing, disease prevention and farm management were displayed and demonstrated to the visitors.

 
 
 
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As a part of research collaboration with DPO, BIOTEC and NSTDA participated in the exhibition to showcase a variety of technologies as well as research and development in dairy cows that could be utilized for reproductive and farm management. The exhibition represented the main R&D on steroid-based program for synchronizing ovulation, embryo transfer technology, forage cane for animal feed and the development of FrieBrah cattle management system.  A demonstration of embryo transfer treatment and management was held on 6-7 January.

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In conjunction with the event, Dr. Siwat Sangsritavong, Head of Animal Physiology Laboratory at BIOTEC, was among the recipients to an award from H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for his dedicated efforts to improve dairy farm and industry. He has worked tirelessly providing the services and training industrial personnel in embryo transfer technology and steroid-based technology to synchronize ovulation in the dairy farm industry.  The steroid protocol is now well implemented in various dairy co-operatives and industries, for example Wangnamyen Dairy Co-operative Ltd., Phimai Dairy Co-operative Ltd., Namfon Farm Ltd., Part and Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, including over 1,000 smallholder farmers. Since 2004, the steroid protocol was able to impregnate over 10,000 cows. Over the next 6 months, until May 2011, Dr. Siwat in collaboration with Pfizer (Thailand) Limited, will hold workshops on Steroid-based Synchronization of Ovulation Protocol for dairy farmers in different provinces across the country. 
 

Posted on 10 January 2011. 

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