Goat Farming training in Kandi area by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University
For promotion of Goat Farming in Kandi area, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana is going to organize A Training Programme for “Goat Farmers” from 2nd July to 6th July, 2018 at Regional Research and Training Centre (RRTC), Talwara, District Hoshiarpur. Dr. R.K. Sharma, Director of RRTC informed that Improved goat production through better housing and feeding practices has direct implication on income of millions of households as well as national food security. Goat is gaining popularity in Punjab as it can consume wide variety of feed resources, requires less capital or investment, fast sexual maturity (9-12 months) and proliferation. Due to lower input requirements, goat production highly suits unemployed youth, women, ex-servicemen etc. who can easily learn skills in this profession. Apart from meat, goat milk remains in high demand. The demand increases many folds during outbreaks of dengue and other viral diseases. There is huge scope in value addition and processing of goat milk and meat which can further enhance income. Goats are adapted to wide variety of climatic conditions and they are hardy in nature. Goat has many specialties such as smaller size, easy handling, broad range of eatables and wider climatic adaptability etc. which make it animal of choice to poor farmers round the globe.
He said that Interested candidates can contact Dr Gagandeep Singh, Assistant Professor at Cell No.: 98762-85965 for more details. Boarding and lodging facilities are not available at RRTC, Talwara. The candidates have to make their own arrangements for the same.