GADVASU will organize a training program for “goat breeders”

Goats

Department of Veterinary Extension and Livestock, Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (GADVASU), Ludhiana will organize one-week training program on goat farming under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 04.10.2021 to 08.10.2021.

Improve goat production

Dr RK Sharma HoD informed that improving goat production through better housing and feeding practices has a direct impact on the incomes of millions of households as well as on national food security.

The goat is gaining popularity in Punjab because it can consume a wide variety of food resources, requires less capital or investment, rapid sexual maturity (9-12 months) and overgrowth. Due to the reduced input requirements, goat production is ideal for unemployed youth, women and veterans, etc., who can easily acquire skills in this occupation.

Goat specialties

Apart from meat, goat’s milk remains in great demand. The demand increases by several times during epidemics of dengue fever and other viral diseases. The added value and processing of goat milk and meat is huge, which can further increase income.

Goats are adapted to a wide variety of climatic conditions and they are rustic in nature. The goat has many specialties such as small size, easy handling, a wide range of edibles and greater climatic adaptability, etc., making it a pet of choice for poor farmers around the world.

Training program to be held at the Farmer Information Center

He revealed that this training program will be organized at the Farmer Information Center. Interested candidates who wish to pursue goat farming as a commercial enterprise can introduce themselves to the Center on 04.10.2021 at 9h00.

During this training, knowledge will be provided on the different breeds, breeding techniques, feed management, barn design, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases and their prevention, the added value of milk and meat and the economy of goat farming, etc.

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

For more information, you can contact at Assistance number for farmers: 0161- 2414026

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