Services

The Department and its various entities deliver the following services:

Ruminant Animal Production Division  TO BE Condensed – SHARPENED to services

  • Extend quality control services in favour of the Ruminant Animal Production
  • Promote the development of Dairy, Beef/ Meat
  • Develop and enforce standard operational guidelines/rules in ruminant animal production
  • Increase Ruminant animal production and productivity and eliminate the problem of malnutrition
  • Improve the economic and social condition of the poor, socially disadvantaged people, women and youth through improved ruminant animal production and livestock farming
  • Oversee the activities of the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI)

 

Poultry and Pig Production Division

  • Ensure optimum utilization of the ecosystem for poultry and pig production with minimum damage
  • Extend quality control services in favor of the poultry and pig production
  • Develop and enforce standard operational guidelines/rules in poultry and pig production
  • Increase malnutrition poultry and pig production and productivity and eliminate the problem of
  • Improve the economic and social condition of the poor, socially disadvantaged people, women and youth through improved poultry and pig production and livestock farming

 

Animal Breeding and Conservation Division

  • Operate Breeding and Conservation Centres in the agro-ecological zones in the country
  • Oversee the improvement of the productivity and output of all livestock species in Nigeria
  • Extend quality control services in favor of animal breeding and conservation
  • Develop and enforce standard operational guidelines/rules in animal breeding and conservation
  • Increase animal breeding and conservation and productivity
  • Improve the economic and social condition of the poor, socially disadvantaged people, women and youth through improved animal breeding and conservation
  • Develop a competent breeding and genetics policy.

 

Animal Feeds and Feed Security Division

  • Assess raw materials and finished feeds in the feed industry
  • Manage quality control system for livestock feed and raw materials used in feed
  • Certify livestock premises, feeds and products
  • Regulate feed mills
  • Extend quality control services in favor of animal feeds and feed security
  • Develop and enforce standard operational guidelines/rules in animal feeds and feed security
  • Increase animal feeds production and feed security and eliminate the problem of malnutrition
  • Improve the economic and social condition of the poor, socially disadvantaged people women and youth through improved animal feeds production and feed security.

Grazing Reserves and Stock Routes Division

  • Render Pastoral Services, establishing grazing reserves and stock routes Development
  • Promote the development of pasture and livestock markets
  • Promote economic empowerment of pastoralists and other livestock farmer
  • Develop and enforce standard operational guidelines/rules in grazing reserves and stock routes
  • Increase grazing reserves development and eliminate the problem of malnutrition
  • Improve the economic and social condition of the poor, socially disadvantaged people women and youth through improved grazing reserves and stock routes

Planning And Coordination Unit

  • Formulate policies on Livestock Resources production and conservation
  • Supervise the development of manpower and vocational skills for all stakeholders in the animal production sub-sector
  • Initiate and maintain regular livestock census, databank and efficient Livestock Market Information System (MIS) for all species of animal production
  • Collaborate with National Agricultural Institutes (NARIs) on available improved animal production and feed technologies
  • Plan and coordinate all interventions (Government and Foreign) that affects Livestock sub-sector
  • Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation of all activities in the Department