Leh Gets Cheese Maturation Room, Testing Lab

LEH — Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, and Transport Department. Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today inaugurated ‘Local Cheese Maturation Room’ at Animal Husbandry Farm at Changspa and ‘Fleece Testing & Nutrition Laboratory SHD’ Leh at Upshi Testing Plant, Housing Colony.

Samoon who is on a four-day extensive visit to Leh was also accompanied by EC ASH Mumtaz Hussain, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Leh Dr Mohammed Iqbal and Director Sheep Husbandry Department Kashmir Dr Mohammed Sharief and other high-ranking officers from Kashmir division and officers and officials of the department of Leh district.

The Principal Secretary also visited the poultry farm, Disease Surveillance Centre and Geographical Information System (GIS) Laboratory SHD, Cattle Research Farm, Liquid Nitrogen Plant, and the Animal Birth Control centre at Changspa. Dr Samoon also visited the Looms of Ladakh centre at main market.

During his visit at all the centres, Dr Samoon enquired in detail about the functions of each centre and appreciated the staff for their knowledge in their designated work and encouraged them to work even harder to overcome loopholes, if any.

At GIS Laboratory, the process of mapping and tracking of wildlife with the help of GPS was explained in detail in a power-point presentation. At the Liquid Nitrogen Plant the Principal Secretary was told that semen stock were being supplied to entire district of Leh as well as Kargil district. At Animal Birth Control centre, Dr. Samoon witnessed live operation of feral dogs and appreciated the entire staff for their dedication.

Later during the day he also visited the Double Humped Camel Farm, Fisheries Farm, NLM Poultry Farm and ZEBF at Chuschot. He also visited the Mohair Goat Farm at Stakna and the Fish aquarium at Shay.   


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