Education

Vet Varsity trains farmers for Poultry farming

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 10, 2019 07:04 PM

LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana conducted a two week training course. 41 farmers from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh participated in it. Poultry farming is the most lucrative entrepreneurship in the diversification of agriculture.

Disclosing this, Dr Parminder Singh, Professor Veterinary Extension; the course coordinator said that during the training farmers were taught about different aspects about rearing poultry. Depending upon land holding, the capital and marketing intelligence, one can venture into either layer farming meant for table egg production or for broiler production meant for meat production.

 

According to Dr Kushpreet Singh and Dr Kulwinder Singh; Associate Coordinators, during the course the farmers were taught about specific breeds and strains of the poultry stock, construction of modern sheds, hatchery management, prevention from heat and cold during environment stress, economical and balanced ration for different stages of the birds, making different products from egg and meat, their branding, vaccination in birds, biosecurity, post mortem examination, preparation of project reports for borrowing loans etc. The trainees were also taken to nearby commercial poultry farmers for interaction and encouragement.

Dr SK Kansal, Prof. cum Head Department of Extension Education informed that university conducts poultry training twice a year in the month of April and November as there is huge rush of trainees. He advised the farmers to adopt biosecurity measures and produce antibiotic free eggs and meat. Dr HK Verma, Director of Extension Education presided during the certificate distribution and asked the farmers to remain in touch with university experts and inculcate the habit of reading. GADVASU publishes monthly magazine Vigyanak Pashu Palan and university also have special books on Poultry farming. He asked the farmers to rear poultry farming in scientific way and encouraged them to participate in Pashu Palan melas.   

           

 

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