28 Oct 2017 - 13:36
A new biosafety point has opened in Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti to make sure livestock and cattle are safe from infectious diseases.
With the opening of the biosafety point in Kvareli, the region now has three such points in total including Sighnaghi and Dedoplistskaro opened earlier this year.
Each biosafety point can process up to 3,000 cattle per day. Photo from Georgian Ministry of Agriculture/Facebook
Farmers can use the various services of the biosafety points free of charge. Veterinarians from the National Food Agency will monitor the entire process that includes special disinfection facilities, baths, water reservoirs, quarantine zones and other services.
Biosafety points aim at making sure sheep, cows and other cattle are inspected, cleaned and protected from diseases according to European Union (EU) standards.
Biosafety points are free of charge for farmers. Photo from Georgian Ministry of Agriculture/Facebook
The modern facilities help better protect the health of cattle, decrease the risk of infectious diseases and positively reflect on the development of the cattle-breeding industry and the country’s export potential.
Similar biosafety points have already been launched in the towns of Rustavi and Marneuli in the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia.