Ludhiana 30 May 2022-The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized two training courses on Dairy and Pig farmers. A total of 11 dairy farmers and 14 pig farmers participated and successfully completed the training courses.

The dairy farming course was coordinated by Dr. Rajesh Kasrija and Dr. Y S Jadoun and Pig farming course was coordinated by Dr. Jaswinder Singh and Dr. Amandeep Singh. The trainees were given theoretical as well as practical knowledge about starting the venture in dairy and pig farming. The important topics included importance of dairy and pig farming, breeds of animals, housing, breeding techniques, feeding management, shed designs, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases and their prevention, value addition of milk and meat and economics of dairy and pig farming etc.

Dr. R. K. Sharma, Prof-cum-Head, Department of Veterinary Animal Husbandry Extension Education interacted with the trainees and advised them to do proper planning in connection to land, breeding and balanced feeding and giving more stress on use of Indigenous herbal preparations rather than heavy doses of antibiotics. A visit was organized to the trainees to Integrated Farming System (IFS) Unit of PAU. Farmers were made aware and motivated to adopt this Integrated Farming System model to get maximum benefits from available resources and income round the year.

The concluding session of the training was chaired by Dr. P.S. Brar, Director of Extension Education. Dr. S. K. Uppal, Dean Post Graduate Studies was Chief Guest of the function. Dr. Brar, interacted with the trainees and motivated them to follow scientific practices. He gave special emphasis upon the need of adopting dairy and pig farming as business venture. He also emphasised on value addition of milk and meat products for getting more additional income. Dr. Uppal advised farmers to take help from university experts as much as they can and adopt scientific management practices in order to make dairy and pig farming more profitable.

Certificates were awarded to the trainees. Dr. Parminder Singh, proposed the vote of thanks to the participants.