Training on Scientific Goat farming concluded at GADVASU
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized one week Specialized Training on Goat farming from 25-29 May, 2015.Dr H.K. Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU said that in the changing life style and eatery habits, people have started diversifying from the traditional patterns of livestock rearing. He 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 MP Gupta, Head, Department of Extension Education and Course Director added that trainees have been given knowledge about housing, nutrition and feeding management practices. Apart from these issues, they have also been trained to handle the new born kids and methods of weaning, care and management of new born have also been taught to them. Participants were also been given training on the value addition of the goat byproducts. Dr JS Hundal, course coordinator, informed that there were 87 farmers including one woman from all over Punjab and its neighboring states participated in the training and they learnt all the new techniques enthusiastically.