Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana strive its best to promote livestock farming as a sustainable entrepreneurship through various means. In the continuation of this efforts university organized two consecutive training programmes on Pig Farming as a viable entrepreneurship in last two weeks. A total of 94 candidates including five female candidates attended the same.
Dr. H.K. Verma, Director Extension Education, told that university since its inception year 2006 promoting livestock farming amongst the youths especially educated & unemployed as a mean of earning their livelihood. He further told that livestock sector has bunches of option to adopt like dairy farming, poultry farming, goat farming, fish farming and pig farming value addition of livestock produce, feed manufacturing etc. One can adopt as per likeliness and resource available.
Dr. S.K. Kansal, Head, Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education, told that Pig farming is gaining popularity in the state as getting lot of queries and applications for pig training. Dr Jaswinder Singh, Technical coordinator, of this training told that trainees were apprised with various topics like breeds, breeding, management, shed design, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases & their prevention, value addition of pork, Mycotoxins, Economics etc. He further told that besides the theoretical lectures practical training on handling of pig, measuring temperature, signs of healthy animals was also provided to the trainees. Trainees hailed the efforts of veterinary university and were satisfied with the knowledge and facilities provided.