Livestock farmers can now register to receive regular subsidies on animal feed up to a total value of $500,000.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry and Labour has announced that registration for the fortnightly one-week supply of feed began on Monday, October 9.
According to Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Kathian Hackshaw, farmers are required to register to obtain a voucher which will be used to purchase the feeds at the discounted price at the East Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC).
The deduction in prices is as follows: Ten dollars ($10.00) off each sack of Poultry feed; twelve dollars ($12.00) off each sack of Pig feed; and eight dollars ($8.00) off each sack of General Purpose feed.
Livestock farmers may register at the following locations and times: (i) the Veterinary Division at the Ministry of Agriculture, (ii) the New Grounds, Dumbarton, Wallilabou and Rivulet Agricultural Stations (iii) the Orange Hill Biotechnology Centre from Monday October 9 to Thursday October 12, 9 am-12 noon.
Farmers are required to take along their farmer’s identification card when registering. They will be called to collect the vouchers when they have been processed.