Regional Livestock Development Centre, Tshimasham
Tshimasham, Chukha Dzongkhag
The present Regional Livestock Development
Centres (RLDCs evolved from the Regional Veterinary Laboratory (RVL) with added developmental mandates.
Initially, it was an animal health and laboratory
service providing institution in the region.
The present RLDC at Tsimasham was relocated to its present location from Gedu in 2008 based on dzongkhag
distribution. Prior to Gedu, the
RVL was located in Phuentsholing up till July 1994. The RVL started as a continuation of the Zonal Veterinary
Laboratory (ZVL), Phuentsholing, which had
started with zonalization in 1989. The current laboratory building was a
residence, which was refurbished as laboratory by the then EC Project.
under this RVL is 0.21 acres. The former
RVL at Phuentsholing is now functional as SVL.
The existing SVL building was purchased by EU project and converted in
the laboratory in 1998. The present RLDC located at Tsimasham is directly under the administrative
control of the Director General, Department of Livestock and technically
backstopped by National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang.
main office is within the RLDC building with a branch office as Satellite
Veterinary Laboratory at Phuentsholing. At RLDC, various units exist viz. Administration and Finance, Laboratories (Parasitology, Haematology, Bacteriology, Serology and
Washing/Sterilization). Further, the centre also has Animal Health,
Animal Breeding & Production, Animal Nutrition and Research & Marketing
Unit. The SVL, Pling has a laboratory with Feeds Analytical capacity.
to support Department of Livestock’s vision of self-reliance in livestock
products and enhancement of socio-economic well-being by way of enhanced
livestock productivity by providing technical and advisory services to rural
communities of the client dzongkahgs to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives through an organized approach embodying the principles of modern livestock
- Assist the Department of Livestock in:
- developing policies, legal frameworks, strategies, and
guidelines to ensure efficient delivery of services necessary for livestock
- Mobilization of resources for research and development of
livestock husbandry technologies;
- Planning, co-ordination, monitoring, and evaluation of
the implementation of livestock development programs;
- Enhancement of the capacity of all the programs and
agencies under the department including that of human resource; and
- Liaison with international and national stakeholders;
- Plan and
implement need based programs/activities related to animal breeding,
production, health and research and marketing.
and/or liaise with national centres, commodity centres and dzongkhags in
executing planned programs collaboratively.
advisory services and capacity building (trainings) as and when
required/demanded by the clients.
information and references required by the dzongkhags, national and commodity
centres in the areas intervened by the centre.
the outcomes, gaps and lapses, and supports required by the centre to cater to
the needs of the clients to the department, national and commodity centres.
pool of expertise to address the challenging and changing needs of the clients.
Develop pool of expertise to achieve
excellence in enhancing livestock products, productivity and technology development.
Animal Health and
- Device and implement new methodologies of
preventing and controlling livestock disease outbreaks and related emergencies
and refine the existent ones.
Breeding & Production
- Intensify the pursuit of producing livestock
commodities and delivering support services within the framework of Public
- Enhance the output of livestock commodities
through organized production
- Increase the volume of livestock feed and
fodder and its access
Research & Marketing
- Strengthen the building of farmer based
institution such as cooperatives and facilitate efficient marketing of
institutional efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery
- Develop and support the adoption of eco-friendly
livestock husbandry practices.
- Achieve self-reliance in livestock products
- Contribute to improved food, nutrition and
- Enhance employment and income generation
- Need to
cater to large five client dzongkhags in the region
active and vibrant dzongkhags in the region demanding frequent livestock inputs
- Vast AEZ
to cover in the region ranging from lowest in Samtse to highest in Haa??
of large livestock and human populace
of all economically important livestock species and pets
region produces more livestock products than the rest
region has more private livestock farms than the rest
of high numbers of registered and non-registered (informal) farmers groups
in the region demand more livestock inputs and services than the rest and
warrants more numbers and technically competent human resources
in the region use more modern livestock technologies than others
Research & Marketing Unit
Breeding and Production Unit
Health and Lab Services Unit
& Finance Unit
- IT &