Khangkhu, Paro Dzongkhag
The Regional Poultry Breeding Centre, Khangkhu is located around 3 km away form main Paro town at an altitude of 2240masl. The centre was established in the 1st Five year plan (1963) as Livestock Farm with the aim to supply high quality poultry and pig breeds to rural households.
After 6th FYP, the piggery unit was relocated to Yusipang, Thimphu and thereafter the Livestock farm Paro was focusing on poultry sector development in the country. Then the Livestock farm was renamed to Regional Poultry Breeding Centre.
In the past the centre produces Day Old Chicks (DoCs) and rears them up to pullet stage and supply to the poultry farmers in the country. In order to produce commercial Day Old Chicks (DoCs) the centre had been importing parent stock from India. Later, during the Year 2007 to 08 the strategy has changed and instead of importing Parent DoCs from India the management shifted the source to New Zealand due to ban imposed on import of poultry and its product after frequent outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in India. Thereafter, the centre sustains importing Hy-Line Brown parent stock from New Zealand.
Currently the centre is maintaining poultry parent stocks for Day Old chicks Production. The centre supply commercial Day old Chicks (DoCs) to five western Dzongkhags viz (Paro, Thimphu, Chukha, Haa, Samtse based on the requirement from the Dzongkhags.