Vet Varsity empowers the livestock farmers through dairypreneurship
The Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana has organized two weeks dairy training programme in collaboration with “Society for Action in Community Health (SACH)” to benefit the dairy entrepreneurs. A total of 31 trainees have attended the crisp training on dairy farming including four women entrepreneurs. They have been empowered with basic to technical knowledge and skills required to start a new beginning. Dairy Farming is an inevitable part, contributing as a major source of income in livestock farming. Dr. H.K. Verma, Director Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana has interacted with the trainees and explained the various other services delivered by the University for the benefit of the livestock farmers. He has also invited the other livestock entrepreneurs to attend various scheduled training programmes in the University. He has also suggested the trainees to join the respective associations for their better linkage and communication with the university through monthly meetings in the campus itself.
Dr. S.K. Kansal, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education, GADVASU has briefed the dairy farming course and said it is the best designed course covering all the aspects related to dairy farming like breeds, selection of animals, housing management, reproduction management, nutritional management, breeding, health, economic, record keeping and zoonosis. Dr. Rajesh Kasrija, Course Coordinator, told that during the training course, videos on Anoestrus and Repeat Breeding were also shown to the trainees for their better learning and knowledge dissemination. Dr. Verma further emphasized that University is going to organize the Pashu Palan Mela on 22 & 23 September, 2017 in Ludhiana Campus where University will exhibit its facilities, resources, livestock and various products for the visitors.