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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
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Dairy farming training concludes at Vet Varsity

January 16

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized a two week dairy farming training for the farmers of Punjab and neighboring states from 5-16 Jan, 2015. About 53 trainees including 4 ladies were participated in this training programme. Dr S.N.S Randhawa, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU said that after getting such training from the university, the unemployed youth can start their own enterprise, which on one hand can provide the needed employment and on the other hand bring diversification in agriculture. Dr J S Bhatti Prof-cum-Head, said that experts from College of Veterinary Science delivered their lectures on various aspects of dairy farming. The farmers were advised to have proper planning in connection to land, funds and availability of loans etc. Further, they were guided to keep high yielding dairy animals in their herds. They were instructed to construct cheap but comfortable sheds for their animals which help them in better hygienic conditions and excellent management. Major part of the expenditure in dairy farming is on feed and fodder. The farmers were guided to make the green fodder available to their animals throughout the year. They were also encouraged to make the concentrate feed and prepare the silage at the farm itself. The farmers were trained to differentiate between healthy and sick animals. Role of regular vaccination, deworming and hygiene in prevention of diseases was stressed. The first aid methods for various ailments were taught and practical demonstrations were held. Tips for timely detection of heat, timely Artificial Insemination and care of pregnant and new born animals were emphasized. Dr. M P Gupta and Dr Udeybir Singh course coordinators of the training informed that all the farmers showed great interest in learning new technicalities of dairy farming.


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