Ludhiana 26 July 2022-Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized a two-week training program on dairy farming with the motto- “Dairy farming – a profitable venture”.

Dr. Rajesh Kasrija and Dr. Y.S. Jadoun coordinated the training program and informed that 13 trainees from different parts of Punjab enrolled for this training. Deliberations on latest nutritional and health management; comfortable housing; effective first aid management; preventive vaccination and deworming; breed improvement through utilization of better germ plasm; value addition of milk; reproductive and seasonal management were made during the training. Trainees were imparted theoretical as well as practical know-how of dairy farming. Trainees had hands-on-practice on recording basic vital parameters like rectal temperature, respiration rate; restraint; calculating weight of animals without measuring balance and milk testing. They were trained to differentiate between healthy and diseased animals.

Dr R.K.Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education apprised the farmers of training programs that Vet varsity organizes throughout the year to prepare a trainee as a good entrepreneur in the field of Dairy, Poultry, Goat, Pig or Fish farming. He informed that the University also publishes books and magazines for livestock farmers in Punjabi, Hindi and English. Farmers can even get guidance from university experts at Pashu Palak Tele Advisory Kendra (PP-TAK) dedicated numbers 62832-97919, 62832-58834.

At the valedictory session, trainees were facilitated with the participation certificates by Dr. R. K. Sharma along with the faculty members of the department .

Dr. P.S. Brar, Director of Extension Education appreciated the efforts of faculty members for the successful organization of the training program and said that diversification of the livestock sector is moving at a very fast pace. GADVASU is always working to improve the socio-economic status of the livestock owners by providing them with recent inputs. He informed that dairy farming is a very profitable venture, but there is an urgent need to do farming on scientific lines.