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New layer breed invented in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) has invented a new type of layer breed. The so called BLRI-1 was invented by conducting research on two Japanese breeds 'Pure Line' and 'Selective Breeding', BLRI director general Khan Shahidul Haque said.

"The new breed is more productive than imported ones. It will be able to reduce foreign dependence in the poultry industry," Khan Shahidul Haque said. According to livestock secretary Ujjal Bikash Dutt, every year 700,000 to 800,000 layer parents are imported, which are worth Tk 210 to 280 million (2.8 - 3.7 million USD).

"BLRI-1 will reduce foreign dependence and protein deficiency," he said. BLRI chief scientific officer Nazrul Islam said BLRI-1 would lay around 292 eggs in a year and it would be less prone to diseases as it is suited to the country's climate. "Farmers of Dinajpur and Noakhali have already profited from a test farming of 5,000 of this breed," he said.
 

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    Dr K S Reddy

    iT IS A VERY GOOD SIGN OF DEVELOPING A NEW BREED AND IT SHOULD BE IMMUNE FREE FROM EMERGING DISEASES.
    THANKS,
    DR K S REDDY PhD

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    Leonard J.J.Barroba

    I am very much highly pleased to read and know,that you have created a new breed for your country and to save a lot of hindrances in importing breeder stocks,personally I would like to have a few breeder chicks for we to test at our farms here in Pakistan,please do send us your feed back.
    Wishing you good luck and success at all times.
    Leonard J.J.Barroba
    CEO

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    Bhaskar

    Congratulations to Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute for inventing new layer breed

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