Ludhiana: Department of Animal Nutrition, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) organized a five day hands on training on ‘Nutritional Technologies for Dairy Farmers’ under the aegis of the Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU. Dairy farmers from Morigaon district of Assam participated in this training. In the concluding function of the training Dr. H.K. Verma, Director of Extension Education said that feed accounts for 70% of total cost of dairy farming and by using these technologies farmers can economize feeding of their animals to make it a profitable venture, which not only provide the needed employment to the unemployed youth but also leads to diversification in agriculture.
Course Director-cum-Head, Department of Animal Nutrition Dr. Manju Wadhwa said that experts from the department delivered lectures on various nutrition technologies along with practical demonstrations.
Different types of mineral mixtures are available for different species of animals; even area specific mineral mixture is also developed by the department according to area requirements of Punjab region. Dr. Wadhwa revealed that any farmer may contact department for balanced feed formula or for testing of any patent feed of private firms. Course coordinators Dr. J.S. Hundal and Dr. A.P.S. Sethi told that all farmers showed great interest in learning nutritional technologies of dairy farming.
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