GADVASU organized specialized dairy training course
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized a two weeks “Specialized Training Course on Dairy Farming” for the farmers from 21.1.2013 to 1.02.2013 . Dr. H K Verma, HOD of the department said that57 Farmers including one woman trainee from different parts of the State participated in this training course. Experts fromCollegeofVeterinary 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. They were also exposed to the practical condition and management practices adopted by the a progressive dairyfarmers through avisit to progressive farm.All the training programmes of the University are successfully run under Director Extension Education, GADVASU, Dr. RS sahotasaid that diversification is only possible through livestock farming and dairying is the old and tested profession of rural people. Dr MP Gupta and Dr Udeyvir Singhcoordinate the training . Dr Verma said that after getting such training from the UNIVERSITY, the unemployed youth can start theirown enterprise, which on one hand can provide the needed employment and on the other hand bring diversification in agriculture.