Promegan: revolutionizing Dominican livestock for sustainable growth
Santo Domingo.- The Livestock Improvement Project in the Dominican Republic, Promegan, achieved 17,000 inseminations by enhancing 13 existing artificial insemination services and establishing 12 new ones. Funded by the Presidency of the Republic, the program, conducted in collaboration with Conaleche and Livestock, aims to boost livestock herd productivity and promote sustainability in Dominican livestock farming.
Promegan focuses on two main components: promoting improved pastures and genetic herd improvement. In genetic improvement, it conducts reproductive diagnoses and implements the Fixed Time Insemination (IATF) technique, donating semen straws to support ranchers. The program also donated tanks to aid insemination activities.
In pasture enhancement, 116,500 plots were planted, and support measures, including “grass in hand,” led to 55,000 tasks across various provinces. Seed donations and herbicide distribution further promoted pasture development.
To strengthen institutional capacities, Promegan acquired 40 all-terrain vehicles and 50 motorcycles. The project also secured 130 technological tools, enhancing assistance and supervision in land labeling, grass planting, and genetic improvement processes in livestock production.