Implanting Embryos and Visiting Other Agriculture Sites
Apr. 29th, 2010
Abera and I got an early start so that we could avoid traffic. We made it to ATARC in about 2 ½ hours. Medksa had some of the cows separated already and had the rest ready for us by the time we got set up. All of the recipients had CL’s and only one was questionable. We implanted the last six embryos without any difficulty. The crew has gotten pretty good at working the cattle for us.
We had lunch with Gemachu in Ziway, probably my last Habasha meal for this trip. I tried to order fish being right on the border of Ziway lake but they were out so we had tibs. The three of us ate and had drinks for 46 ETB ($3.50) total.
We stopped at a new feedlot at Meki. They are fattening bulls for export to Middle Eastern countries. They were very sensitive about us coming on their place and wouldn’t let me take any pictures. They currently have about 3000 head.
We tried to get into the Holland Dairy processing facility but the guard wouldn’t cooperate. I tried to leave my card for the manager but the guard wouldn’t even take that. Maybe we can get in next trip.
|Girma and Abera at Genesis Farms|
|Fasil telling us about his feed mill in Kaliti outside of Addis Ababa|
|Fasil showing off his beautiful cows to Abera|