Ludhiana 09 December, 2022-The Directorate of Extension Education along with College of Dairy Science & Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana conducted two days residential training on “Innovations in Dairy Farming and Milk Processing” sponsored by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) under the guidance of Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education cum Course Director. A total of 17 trainees from five districts of Punjab attended the training at GADVASU.

The experts of the University conducted lectures in order to enhance the knowledge of the trainees with respect to entrepreneurial opportunities in dairy farming and allied sectors as well as regarding the FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India) guidelines on milk processing. Hands-on training was provided to evaluate the quality of milk, making of Mozzarella cheese, Milk cake and Paneer. Special visits of trainees were organized to the Experimental Milk Plant and Integrated Farming System model.

While addressing the trainees, Dr. Parkash Singh Brar motivated them to take up milk processing for maximizing the benefits from dairy farming. He stated that dairy farmers should opt for the value addition of milk so that they can obtain higher returns from the dairy industry. Dr. Y.P.S. Malik, Dean, College of Dairy Science & Technology said that the dairy farmers must look up to the opportunities in dairy processing for maximizing their profits. The training concluded with distribution of certificates and literature to the trainees. The training was coordinated by Dr. Inderpreet Kaur, Dr. Jaswinder Singh and Dr. Amandeep Singh.