20,000 tons of HYV grass to be produced in Narayanganj | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 23, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2007

20,000 tons of HYV grass to be produced in Narayanganj

District Livestock Department has undertaken a project to produce about 20,000 tons of high yielding variety (HYV) of grass involving Tk 10.5 lakh for cattle farms in Narayanganj.
Official sources said over 20 bighas of land have been brought under the cultivation of HYV grass in Narayanganj Sadar, Bandar, Sonargaon, Rupganj and Araihazar to cover up the shortage of fodder, which were destroyed by the raging flood.
Sowing of high-breed seeds of German, Napies and Epil Epil -- have already started in Alirtek, Bak Taboli, Kashipur, Narsingpur, Gopchar, Kalagachia, Mugrapara, Tarabo, Bandar, and Gopaidi with recession of flood waters.
The source said there are about 1,500 registered dairy farms in the district having 15,000 milk cows, 10,000 calves and 3,000 bulls.
The district livestock office has been distributing HYV grass seeds among the farmers and the dairy farm owners to meet the demand of fodder.

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