Relangthang, Sarpang Dzongkhag
The National Poultry Research and Development Centre (NPRDC) in Sarpang was established as the National Poultry Breeding Centre (NPBC) in 2009 with mandate to produce DoCs (layer and broiler) only in 14.46 acreage of land in Gakidling geog under Sarpang Dzongkhag.
With the increasing numbers of poultry farmers and need for technical support services, the center was restructured and renamed from the erstwhile NPBC to National Poultry Development Centre (NPDC) in 2010. With Organizational Development exercise in 2016, the nomenclature of the Centre was again changed to NPRDC. The Centre supplies DoCs of both layer and broiler to nine Dzongkhags of West-Central region. These nine Dzongkhags comprises of Bumthang, Dagana, Gasa, Punakha, Sarpang, Tsirang, Trongsa, Wangdue and Zhemgang.
In the inception year (2009), NPRDC introduced Hy-line Brown and Ross 308 as layer breeder and broiler breeder, respectively. The layer breeders were imported from the Hy-line International, New Zealand and broiler breeder from the Aviagen India. Later on Bovans Brown (2014) and Hy-line Silver Brown (HSB) (2016) too were introduced to give farmers more choice on layer breeds. However, based on the production performances and preference of poultry farmers, Hy-line Brown was re-introduced since 2018 from the Hy-line International, Australia.
Conduct and collaborate with other input farms for need-based research on poultry and disseminate the technologies generated thereof to farmers and relevant stakeholders.