1. Animal Husbandry

Goat Farming- An Emerging Enterprise: Say Vet Experts

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized one week training programme on Goat Farming for the empowerment, self-employment and upliftment of youth.

Dr Rajesh Kasrija and DrRavdeep Singh, training coordinators informed that a total of 10 trainees from Punjab have participated in this training programme. Now, a days goat farming is coming up as an emerging enterprise and people from different sections of society are stepping up to adopt it as an enterprise. The department has already completed three goat training programmes this year and planning to conduct more in the future.

These types of training programmes help in overall grooming of the participants and makes them more knowledgeable and aware about the scientific livestock rearing practices.

The training programme has covered both theoretical and practical aspects of the goat farming like breeds, breeding, management, shed design, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases and their prevention, value addition of meat, milk, economics of goat farming etc. as theoretical lectures and practical training on handling of goats, measuring temperature, signs of healthy animals, age determination by seeing dentition and hoof management.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director Extension Education informed  the farmers about the current scenario and demand of goat farming in the future. He further emphasized on value addition of goat products (milk and meat) that can enhance farmer’s income and helps in economic and nutritional security of farmer.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Head, Department of Veterinary Extension Education said that Veterinary University is diffusing and disseminating knowledge on Goat farming in the form of printed book and through ICT media (a mobile app), which can be downloaded from Google Play store.  For any further enquiry about extension activities of GADVASU, one can contact at Farmers' helpline number 0161- 2414026.

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