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GADVASU to Honor Progressive Livestock Farmers at Pashu Palan Mela 2022

Three CM Awards will be given to progressive livestock producers during the next Pashu Palan Mela in September 2022: the CM Award in Cattle Farming, the CM Award in Poultry Farming, and the CM Award in Value Addition of Livestock Produce.

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S. Balwinder Singh, S. Satnam Singh and S. Jatinder Pal  Singh
S. Balwinder Singh, S. Satnam Singh and S. Jatinder Pal Singh

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will confer three awards to progressive livestock farmers of the state in the upcoming Pashu Palan Mela on the 23rd of September 2022.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education said that GADVASU is making all efforts for the development of the livestock sector in the state by strengthening its extension and outreach programs.

To motivate various categories of livestock farmers, the University has instituted Chief Minister’s Awards in various categories of livestock farming. During the upcoming Pashu Palan Mela – September 2022, three CM Awards are to be conferred to progressive livestock farmers 'The CM Award in Cattle Farming, CM Award in Poultry Farming, and CM Award in Value Addition of Livestock Produce'. Regarding the aforementioned awards, University received several applications from livestock farmers across the state. A committee of experts visited the livestock farmers who applied for the CM Awards and evaluated their farms and farming systems.

After the final decision, the university announced the names of the winners in different categories. In the Cattle Farming category, S. Balwinder Singh S/o S. Baldev Singh, Village Ranwan, Distt Ludhiana will get the award. He started dairy farming in 2009.

Now he has 132 cows and the daily milk production at his farm is 15 quintals. He had established a milking parlor and an ultra-modern shed. He has tagged all his animals and uses an automatic scraper for dairy waste management.  One of his cows has a record of 58 liters of milk production per day.

In the Poultry Farming category, S. Jatinder Pal Singh S/o S. Harbhajan Singh, SBS Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Distt. Ludhiana will get the award. He started poultry farming in 2004. Now he has 1.14 lac birds and the daily production of eggs is 80,000. He follows the recommendations of the University to manage his farm. He has established a cage system-based shed and manufactures feed using his feed mill. The birds are fed using semi-automatic feeders as well. He is registered with FSSAI and the marketing of eggs is done by himself.

In the category of Value Addition of Livestock Produce, S. Satnam Singh S/o S. Karam Singh, Sasrali, PO Basti Jodhewal, Distt. Ludhiana has been selected. He started with dairy processing in the year 2014.

He has obtained registration from FSSAI for milk products and has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with GADVASU Ludhiana as well. He owns 50 cows and 20 buffaloes with a total production of 13 quintals of milk per day, all of which are processed into products. He has registered his firm as “Namdhari Food and Dairy Industries” which has modern milk processing equipment and he sells the products under the brand name “The Cream Way”.

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