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GADVASU to Organize Training Program for “Goat Farmers”

M Kanika
M Kanika
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Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry ExtensionGuru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana is going to organize one week training program on Goat Farming under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 04.10.2021 to 08.10.2021. 

Improve Production of Goats

Dr RK Sharma HoD informed that improved goat production through better housing and feeding practices has direct implication on income of millions of households as well as national food security.

Goat is gaining popularity in Punjab as it can consume wide variety of feed resources, requires less capital or investment, fast sexual maturity (9-12 months) and proliferation. Due to lower input requirements, goat production highly suits unemployed youth, women,  and ex-servicemen etc. who can easily learn skills in this profession.

Goat Specialties

Apart from meat, goat milk remains in high demand. The demand increases many folds during outbreaks of dengue and other viral diseases. There is huge scope in value addition and processing of goat milk and meat which can further enhance income. 

Goats are adapted to wide variety of climatic conditions and they are hardy in nature. Goat has many specialties such as smaller size, easy handling, broad range of eatables and wider climatic adaptability etc. which make it animal of choice to poor farmers round the globe.

Training Program to be Held at Farmer Information Centre

He revealed that this training program will be organized at Farmer Information Centre. The interested candidates who want to pursue goat farming as a business enterprise can report at the Centre on 04.10.2021 at 9.00 AM.

During this training, knowledge will be provided about various breeds, breeding techniques, feeding management, shed designs, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases and their prevention, value addition of milk and meat and economics of goat farming etc. 

Practical training on handling of goats, measuring body temperature, signs of healthy animals will also be provided to the trainees.

For more information, one can contact at Farmer Helpline Number: 0161- 2414026  

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