Vocational Training Programme on “Scientific Dairy Farming for self employment” at KVK Booh
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran organised a vocational training programme on “Scientific dairy farming for self employment” under ICAR 01 9.2.3: strengthening and development of higher agricultural education in India scheme. A total number of 25 farmers from Naurangabad village of the district Tarn Taran attended this training programme. Dr. Balwinder Kumar, Associate Director (Training), KVK, Booh, Tarn Taran welcomed the farmers in this programme and highlighted the importance of dairy farming for resource poor people in rural areas. Dr. Balwinder Kumar also talked about the different activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran for socio economic upliftment of the farm community. Dr. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Livestock Production and Course Coordinator discussed with trainees about the breeds and feeding management of dairy in detail. He, further, elaborated about the lay out plans for dairy farming. Dr. Anil Kumar, Assistant Professor, Soil Science discussed about the marketing of dairy produce and he also enlightened the trainees about the soil health and animal production. Dr. Piverjeet Kaur Dhillon, Assistant Professor, Home Science explained the nutritive value of milk. She also apprised the trainees about the various value addition techniques to develop curd, cheese, khoa and meat recipes. Dr. Suresh Kumar guided the farmers about importance of vaccination in dairy animals and he also made the trainees aware regarding different types of diseases and their possible treatments. He imparted awareness regarding reproductive management and artificial insemination in dairy animals.