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The solemn handover of development project focusing on the livestock’s registration and identification

On December 7, 2012 at the Ministry of Industry and Agriculture of Mongolia held the official completion and ceremonial handover of the Czech development project "Livestock Identification System" which not only showed a complete solution of identification and registration but also provided some high-quality devices.

The project was implemented by the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, in the years 2010-2012 with a total budget of almost $ 1 million. The whole project consisted of two subprojects - "Supply" and "Collection of data" - therefore was focused on both material equipments (animal ear tags laser marker, ear tags for 100 thousand livestock, 100 pieces barcode readers, ear forceps etc.) and transmission of knowledge. The intention was to create a reliable system of identification of animals, install a systematic collection of identification data of individual animals and breeders, including ensuring transfer of this data to central evidence.

On December 7, 2012 Tuvaan, deputy minister and Tsolmon, director of National Centre For Animal Gene Bank welcomed H.E. I. Grollová, ambassador, M. Pastvinský, director of the Czech Development Agency, further representative of the Czech University of Life Sciencesand other Czech experts to the ceremony and expressed their gratitude for the project because livestock is an important part of the Mongolian economy. Although the total number of animals reaches around 50 million pieces, meat can be very difficult to export without the proper evidence and registration. Czech "pilot" project showed the right way to Mongolia, based on their experience.

Media outputs can be found at: http://www.mzv.cz/ulaanbaatar/en/media_and_presentation/media_outputs/x2012/slavnostni_predani_rozvojoveho_projektu.html