Ludhiana, July 26, 2016: Ten days ‘Specialised Dairy farming training programme was inaugurated on Monday at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.
Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Training Coordinator, informed that total 38 trainees including five women trainees from different parts of Punjab were enrolled for this training. Dr Singh revealed the trainees that dairy farming is an evergreen business and will remain evergreen only thing required is scientific approach.
Dr HKVerma Director Extension Education, GADVASU, while inaugurating the training put flash on the present scenario of dairy farming in the state and in the country. He emphasized to adopt the dairy farming on scientific linesto get maximum out of it. He informed that university is striving its best to make the livestock farming popular among the educated youths, who rather than being employee, can become employer for many.
Trainees will be appraised with nutritional and health management; housing; effective first aid management; vaccination; deworming; breed improvement; value addition of milk; reproductive and seasonal management during the training. Focus will also be given on practical aspects on recording basic vital parameters like rectal temperature, respiration rate; restrain; calculating weight of animals without measuring balance and milk testing.
Dr M.P. Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education revealed that Veterinary varsity is organizing training programmes round the year for livestock farmers to develop the entrepreneurship in livestock sector. He also informed that Veterinary University also publishes books and magazines for livestock farmers in Punjabi, Hindi and English.