Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Livestock Trainings by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

Ludhiana-12-March, 2013

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized three training programmes on goat, pig and poultry farming at farmer's doorstep in Hoshiarpur district. These trainings were organized under the aegis of National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) in collaboration with Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education. In each training, 20 beneficiary farmers were drawn from different villages of Bhunga, Dasuya, Hajipur and Talwara blocks. A team of experts from GADVASU, Ludhiana and Regional Research & Training Centre of GADVASU at Talwara imparted the training on selection of animals, housing for animals, breeds and breeding, feeds and feeding, general management, health care and marketing of the products from these animals. They were also advised to join various self-help groups and Species specific Associations for exchange of information and germplasm with other farmers of the State and at National level. On the successful completion of the training programmes the farmers were brought on visit to Ludhiana and nearby areas for practical training and visit to the institutional farms.

Dr. H.S. Sandhu, Dean, College of Veterinary Science, gave away the certificates to those participants who completed the training programme. On this occasion, he explained the various facilities available in the university. Dr. A. L. Saini Principal investigator of NAIP Sub-project said that the project has 3000 beneficiary farmers. The mandate of project is to improve feeding and health care of livestock, artificial insemination and breed up-gradation, Cultivation of fodder crops namely fodder maize, guinea grass and Napier Bajra, Value addition of amla and other forest produce. Farm women were given skill training in Fruit and Vegetable Preservation, Stitching and Embroidery, and Knitting. New all-women Self Help Groups SHG were created and linked to various financial institutions. Dr. H.K. Verma Head, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education also spoke on this occasion and assured the farmers for all sort of help from the university in establishing the small Livestock units in their native villages.

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