Farmers to benefit from Nutramix workshops
Farmers across Jamaica will benefit from a series of workshops conducted by Nutramix. The workshops which started in January are conducted on weekdays.
Winston Thomas, technical sales manager for Newport Mills, manufacturers of the Nutramix brand of animal feed, said, "The overall objective of the workshop is to educate the small farmers of Jamaica with the best and most modern practices to grow their animals. It is to share information with them so that they can be successful in their investments.”
The workshops are geared towards livestock farmers, both large and small, as well as non-contract farmers.
“These workshops have been going on from the inception of the company. Each year, we undertake to do anywhere between 40 and 50 of them across all the parishes. Through our Nutramix brand, we do all the preparatory work and execution of these workshops," Thomas said.
Carlyle Wilson, a resident of Summit in Morant Bay, St Thomas, said the workshops have been beneficial for him. A farmer for over 30 years, he supplies chicken, pork and cattle to cookshops in and around St Thomas.
The remaining workshops are scheduled for Port Antonio, May Pen, Bog Walk, Montego Bay and Darliston.