GADVASU organizes a training program entitled “Dairy farming: a profitable business”
The trainees had hands-on practice on recording basic vital parameters like rectal temperature, respiratory rate; detention; calculate the weight of animals without measuring the scale and test the milk. They have been trained to differentiate healthy animals from sick ones.
Department of Veterinary Education and Animal Husbandry, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana conducted a two-week dairy farming training program with the motto “Dairy farming – a business profitable”.
Dr. Rajesh Kasrija and Dr. YS Jadoun coordinated the training program and informed that 13 trainees from different parts of Punjab have registered for this training.
Deliberations on the latest developments in nutritional and health management; comfortable accommodation; effective first aid management; preventive vaccination and deworming; improving the breed through the use of better germplasm; added value of milk; reproductive and seasonal management were done during the training. The trainees received theoretical and practical know-how of dairy farming.
Trainees had hands-on practice recording basic vital parameters like rectal temperature, respiratory rate; detention; calculation of the weight of animals without measuring scales and analysis of milk. They have been trained to differentiate healthy animals from sick ones.
Professor and Head of Department of Veterinary Education and Animal Husbandry Dr. R.K. Sharma briefed the farmers on the training programs that the veterinary university conducts throughout the year to prepare a trainee as a good entrepreneur in the field of dairy, poultry, goat, pig or fish farming. .
He informed that the University also publishes books and magazines for cattle herders in Punjabi, Hindi and English. Farmers can even get advice from academic experts at the dedicated Pashu Palak Tele Advisory Kendra (PP-TAK) numbers 62832-97919, 62832-58834.
During the farewell session, the trainees received the certificates of participation from Dr. RK Sharma as well as faculty members of the department. Dr. PS Brar, Director of Extension Education, appreciated the efforts of the faculty members for the successful organization of the training program and said that the diversification of the livestock sector is progressing at a very rapid pace .
GADVASU is always working to improve the socio-economic status of herders by providing them with recent inputs. He informed that dairy farming is a very profitable business, but there is an urgent need to do science-based farming.
First published: July 27, 2022, 07:48 IST
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