Training on “Value Addition of Milk” concludes at Vet Varsity
A five-day training course on ‘Value addition of milk ' organized by College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University concluded on July 19, 2019
Congratulating the 16 trainees including 3 women farmers who underwent training in the course, the Chief Guest, Dr. H K Verma, Director Extension Education, GADVASU said that dairy processing with value addition could help to enhance the economic well-being of the large number of farmers in Punjab. He appreciated the faculty for excellent training to the farmers which will be of great help to the dairy farmers who are interested to start their own dairy processing business.
Dr. A K. Puniya, Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology, emphasized that need of the hour is to shift the small milk producers to milk processors through value addition. He also stressed the need for better marketing of products manufactured by small dairy processors through selection of good market place, obtaining value price through improvement of quality by value addition.
Dr. Sandeep Sodhi, course coordinator of training programme provided an overview of the activities carried out for the participants during the training course. She informed that the five day training programme was technically designed and provided practical training on manufacture of seven milk products viz. Milk cake, Paneer, Whey drink, Flavoured dahi, Lassi, Mozzarella cheese and sterilized flavoured milk. The training also covered the microbiological, chemical and economical aspects for proper handling of milk and milk products. Farmers also shared their experiences about the technical sessions of the training and mentioned that they had excellent practical experience of manufacturing the milk products and other technical know-how from learned faculty. Valedictory session was concluded with distribution of certificates to the participants. College plans to conduct more specialized trainings to benefit more dairy farmers and entrepreneurs in the future.