1. Animal Husbandry

Pig Farming is Gaining All Time High Popularity in the State

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana since its inception is promoting livestock farming amongst the youth especially educated unemployed as a mean of their livelihood security. In the continuation of this efforts university organized one week training programme on Specialized Pig farming as a viable means of self employment and nutritional security for farmers.

A total of 43 candidates including 2 farm women attended the programme from different districts of Punjab and Rajasthan. Dr H K Verma, Director Extension Education, told that the 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. for all sections of farmers viz, landless, smalla to large farmers through various modus operandi.

One can adopt as per likeliness and resource available. It is pertinent to mention that to promote pig farming in the state Vet Varsity is patting the rural innovative pig farmers through Chief Minister Award at its annual March Pashu palan mela to be held in March, 2020.

Interested farmers can apply by downloading the form from website (www.gadvasu.in) and submit the same to Directorate of Extension Education or can contact at 01612553364.

Dr S K kansal, Head of the Department interacted with farmers with the words that utmost care should be taken to start a farm especially with respect to selection of breed and preventive measures to check the losses. He encouraged the farmers to adopt scientific practices emphasized during training programme and also given away the certificates to the trainees.

 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 and their prevention, value addition of pork, 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. Dr Bilawal Singh and Dr Bharti Coordinated the training programme and proposed the vote of thanks. Trainees hailed the efforts of veterinary university and were satisfied with the knowledge and facilities provided.

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