Sorghum Planting to Solve Fodder Crisis in Zulia State21 August 2013
VENEZUELA – Government funding will go towards drilling five thousand hectares of Sorghum to ease pressure on farmers struggling through an intense summer of heat.
Variety Himeca 101 is to be planted in Zulia state after milk yields plummeted following a pasture and forage shortage, reports Entorno Inteligente.
The state of Zulia is the premier pasture region of Venezuela producing substantial milk and beef for the country.
The idea was proposed at a meeting between the National Confederation of Farmers and Ranchers, Labyrinth Cattlemen’s Union and Zulia Producers Association and the governor of Zulia.
The first phase of planting will safeguard the needs of 200 producers in west Zulia, in the Gaurija, Mara and Canada de Urdaneta districts.
More farmers are expected to enrol in the scheme which is designed to provide a fodder solution without the need for imports.
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