February 2, 2012 admin

GADVASU organizes various training programmes

Ludhiana-02-Feb, 2012 : Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana is working actively to uplift the status of livestock farmers through imparting scientific knowledge and transfer of technologies not only to the farmers of the Punjab but also to farmers of other part of India. In the continuation of the same, the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education of the university organized three trainings. Dr. H.K. Verma HOD said that the specialized training programme on dairy farming for the farmers of Punjab was organized in which a total of 46 trainees participated. Similarly, a knowledge up gradation training programme on dairy farming for the livestock farmers from 8 states i.e. Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, M.P, Bihar, Jharkhand and Punjab was organised in collaboration with the Indian immunologicals limited, Hyderabad. A total of 35 trainees from these state attended the training programme.  The trainees were apprised with the scientific management aspects, balanced feeding, importance of mineral mixture, reproductive management, shelter management, seasonal management, calf care, first aid etc. Dr. Verma revealed that feed play an important role in dairy farming profitability as it alone accounts for 70 % of the total cost incurred on the milk production. Most of the dairy farmers were dependent upon the market for purchasing the concentrate to feed their animals. They were told to give balanced feed to the animals and were encouraged to prepare their own feed as it will ensure better quality and economy.
    Another training programme was held for a different segment i.e. for Animal Feed Manufacturers, on Balanced and quality feed manufacturing. It was held to acquaint the feed manufactures of Punjab with the latest knowledge of feed and feed manufacturing. 43 feed manufacturers from different parts of Punjab attended the same. Dr R.S Sahota, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU, while addressing the trainees on concluding days, revealed that the GADVASU is striving hard to uplift the livestock sector as a whole and farmers in particular and the training for farmers and Feed manufacturers was part of that. Dr Verma told that it is a now a regular feature of the GADVASU to organize one to two trainings per month on various aspects like dairy farming, pig farming, poultry farming, goat farming, refresher training programmes for field veterenarians, balanced and quality feed manufacturing training for feed manufacturers of Punjab and other tailor made trainings for private agencies. He further elaborated that the department will be organising training for pig farmers from 21-25 Feb, 2012.

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