4 demonstrator smallholders of the Project were trained in genetic improvement in the Pilquinieyeu del Limay indigenous community.
As part of the FONTAGRO project "Adaptation to climate change in family livestock farming" and with professionals from INTA Bariloche and the Extension Agency of the same name, four goat breeders and sheep farmers from the Pilquiniyeu del Limay indigenous community, Province of Río Negro, were trained in genetic improvement.
In order to improve production and adaptation to the environment, the best Angora goats were classified by quality and age in 3 fields of the community, identified with tags and synchronized with intra-vaginal sponges (placement of sponges).
The precarious shed was adapted as an "insemination room", moving the selected Angora females to the site adapted for insemination. Insemination was then carried out with genetically superior castrons. The objective is to produce quality fiber with genetics adapted to the region and to generate capacities in family livestock producers to continue with improvement plans in accordance with the environmental conditions of the region.