1. Vision

To attain food-security and self-sufficiency in livestock products through enhanced rural livelihoods to alleviate poverty. To increase livestock productivity by ensuring prompt delivery of appropriate technologies and services through commodity based approach.

  1. Mission

To increase livestock productivity by ensuring prompt delivery of appropriate technologies and services through commodity based approach.

  1. Objectives
    • To enhance food and nutrition security and rural livelihood through promotion of livestock farming
    • To enhance effective and efficient delivery of livestock services
    • To adopt and promote appropriate technologies for enhancement of livestock production
  2. Sector mandates
  1. Planning, implementation and monitoring of all livestock developmental plans and programs in the Dzongkhag.
  2. Oversee and guide Gewog level livestock development planning, implementation and monitoring.
  3. Facilitate and promote potential livestock breed to enhance productivity
  4. Promote Feed and fodder production to enhance animal nutrition
  5. Coordinate livestock inputs and supply to the farmers.
  6. Effective and efficient delivery of free animal health services and disease prevention measures.
  7. Public awareness and advocacy on animal disease prevention, management and control system.
  8. Skill and technical know-how dissemination to improve farming and management practices.
  9. Promote scope of farm returns through farm mechanization and labour saving devices.
  10. Livestock data and information management for planning and policy purposes.
  11. Promote products diversification, value addition, packaging and marketing through adequate cold chain facilitation
  12. Liaising with technical departments, stakeholders and agencies for intended development supports and services.
  13. Ensure sustainable utilization and management of livestock resources.
  14. Encourage youths and private sector involvement in livestock enterprise development.


  1. Sector Organogram


  1. Core products and services provided by the Sector
    • All livestock based products are produced (milk, meat, honey, eggs etc)
    • Free inputs supply like breeding bulls, AI facilities, fodder seeds and seedlings
    • Livestock development activities through cost sharing mechanism (shed construction, cattle purchase, biogas development, livestock enterprise development
    • Trainings and skills development on livestock farming practices and products processing
    • Free veterinary services, clinical treatments and disease control awareness programmes
    • Free extension services, promotion of new technologies
    • Free transportation services for inputs mobilization
    • Facilitate credit facilities from financial institutions for livestock enterprise development
    • Promote public and community safety by controlling dog population through mass vaccination and sterilization
    • Promote products processing and marketing structure with adequate cold chain facilities