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Poultry Farming – A way for Self Employment: says Vets Experts

Punjab Tribune Bureau | March 17, 2021 07:53 PM

Ludhiana: Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized a two weeks Basic Training Programme on Poultry Farming. Dr Rajesh Kasrija and Dr Kulwinder Singh coordinated this training.

They informed that the number of trainees were limited to 13 because of Covid situation. The trainees were provided with basic knowledge on different aspects of poultry farming like breeds and breeding techniques, feeding management of different categories of birds, day to day care & seasonal management, shed design & structures, weather management, light requirement, vaccination protocols, diseases & their prevention, value addition of egg and meat, economics of poultry farming business etc. Besides theoretical lectures, practical training on handling of birds, measuring vital parameters, signs of health was also provided to the trainees.  

Dr. P S Brar,  Director Extension Education informed that the purpose of this training was to provide fundamental knowledge and support to the budding farmers for setting up their enterprise efficiently. He further added that the poultry meat and egg are a vital part of human diet and there is great scope and demand in market for value added products from poultry. Dr R K Sharma, Prof-cum-Head, informed that the department is regularly organizing training programmes for Dairy farming, Goat farming and Pig farming also. Interested farmers can contact at Farmer Information Centre of the University for getting admission forms. This form can also be downloaded from University website www.gadvasu.in. It is pertinent to mention here that Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana also disseminates knowledge through technical books published by university, monthly magazine Vigiyanak Pashu Palan (VPP) and various Mobile Apps that can be downloaded from Google play store. For more details, one can contact at Farmer helpline number 0161-2414005, 2414026 or can visit Farmer Information Centre.

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