Animal Husbandry

Vet Varsity to honour Livestock Farmers on 15th March

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) will honor the innovative and progressive farmers in the field of Livestock-Poultry & Fisheries. Director Extension Education, GADVASU, Dr. Harish Kumar Verma told that the awards have been established to boost the livestock sector in Punjab and consists of a cash prize as well as citation & shawl. Dr. Verma said that the awards will be been conferred to progressive and innovative farmers in the livestock sector. It is pertinent to mention that there are separate awards in dairy farming for cow & buffalo farmers. The cash prize for buffalo and cows categories are Rs.21000/- each, for Poultry, Fisheries, Piggery and Goat farming Rs.11000/- each. A new category, Entrepreneur for the Value Addition of Livestock Products has also been added. The cash prize amounts to Rs. 11000/.

Dr. Verma revealed that the application forms can be obtained from the Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana, and from all  Krishi Vigyan Kendras in different districts, Deputy Directors of State departments of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries and from the General Managers of all Co-operative Milk Plants of the respective districts also. The contesting livestock farmers will be shortlisted for the awards based on their contributions in respective fields and further a team of Deans and Directors of the varsity will visit different farms for making on the spot assessment and winners will be declared by the Committee. Dr. Verma told that these awards will act as a source of inspiration for the unemployed youth for starting their own livestock enterprises and as well as will bring healthy competition among the farmers to adopt the livestock farming on modern scientific lines and also to improve their productivity and profitability which will help in the diversification of agriculture with livestock enterprises. Whereas visit to farms, help university experts to brush up their modus operandi to provide updated and fresh remedies. The desirous livestock farmers should submit their application timely, Dr. Verma added. Forms can be downloaded from website www.gadvasu.in. The awards will be conferred on 15th March during Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU. The Last date of receipt of applications is 15 Feb.  2019 



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