A training workshop on “Scientific interventions and technology in sustainable livestock production” for the livestock scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) of the state was conducted by the Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.
Parkash Singh Brar, director of Extension Education welcomed the guests and the participants.
The training included expert lectures on feeding of layers, goat production, total mixed ration, shrimp farming, along with demonstration on mozzarella and yogurt preparation.
Vice-chancellor of the University, Inderjeet Singh was honoured as the chief guest on the occasion. While addressing the participants, Singh said KVKs should approach the farmers to deliver the latest knowhow about farming techniques and new technologies. He said, “Low input technologies viz. poultry farming and goat farming can alleviate poverty and ensure livelihood security to the farmers. Livestock is the pride of a farmer which has the potential to uplift its socio-economic status.”
Rajbir Singh, director, ATARI Zone-I, said fish production, goat production and integrated farming systems have the potential to substantially increase farmers’ income. He added that such workshops and interface meetings add to the subject matter of the scientists along with co-ordination.
Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ashok Kumar said PAU and GADVASU are integral part of each other and their coordinated efforts are yielding fruitful results for the farmers of Punjab. He highlighted that the needs of the farmers shall be assessed and efforts shall be directed to meet the needs.
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on pig farming, developed by Amandeep Singh and Parkash Singh Brar, was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor along with other guests.