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GADVASU Signs Deal with BCL Industries to help in Raising the Income of Livestock Farmers

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
GADVASU Signs Deal with BCL Industries

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BCL Industries Limited, Bathinda, to study the utilization of Dried distillery grains with solubles (DDGS) as livestock feed.

Dr J.P.S. Gill, Director of Research, GADVASU and Mr. Kushal Mittal, Joint Managing Director, BCL Industries Ltd. signed the MOU in the presence of Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU. Dr. Inderjeet congratulated the faculty of the Animal Nutrition department and BCL industries for this academia-industry venture that will be helpful for both and the outcome will help in raising the income of livestock farmers across the country.

Dr Gill informed that university is regularly working for the upliftment of the farmers' income and assured the outcome of this research will help to reduce the cost of production in rearing various livestocks.

Mittal said that we are one of the largest vertically integrated edible oil company in North India and one of the largest suppliers of grain based ethanol in India. During the process of manufacturing lot of waste is generated which is being dried. Head Department of Animal Nutrition, Dr Udeybir Singh informed that this DDGS is an excellent source of rumen undegradable protein and has highly digestible fibre along with low concentration of starch that can reduce the occurrence of acidosis that may go together with a feeding program targeted at high-producing dairy cows.

Dr A.P.S Sethi, Principal Scientist explained that this product contains very high concentration of fat, making it a high-energy feedstuff for livestock & poultry. He explained that feeding trials will be conducted in buffaloes and poultry to assess the nutritional worth of the product.

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