Ludhiana 01 January 2022-Department of Livestock Production Management, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized a one-week training programme on Scientific Pig Farming for SC beneficiaries/farmers of Punjab under the scheme RKVY-12-B. Dr. Kulvinder Singh Sandhu, Dr. Daljeet Kaur, and Dr. Subhash Chandra coordinated the training under the leadership of Dr. Yashpal Singh, course director and head of the department.

Ten trainees participated in the training programme and attained knowledge on the various aspects of scientific pig farming like breeds and its selection, feeding, housing, clean meat production, vaccination protocols, disease prevention and economics of pig farming. Practical exposure on scientific mangemental practices like handling, recording of temperature, record keeping and needle teeth cutting was given to the trainees.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director Extension Education was the chief guest and distributed the certificates to the trainees. Dr. Brar informed that a large population is still involved in unhygienic and low-profit unscientific pig farming, so there is a need to train the farmers to adopt scientific pig farming to increase their profit. He further ensured trainees that university doors are always open for farmers who want to acquire knowledge and training. He also encouraged them to interact with university experts and study the literature of universities to upgrade them and help other farmers.

University literature on ‘scientific pig farming’, ‘preparation of balance feed’, book on ‘Zoonosis. Commodities like 25 kg starter feed and university mineral mixture along with five-year Vigiyanak Pashu Palan subscription were distributed to encourage them to shift to scientific pig farming practices. He congratulated and encouraged the department of Livestock production Management for successful completion of this training programme.