Vet Varsity to Train Goat Farmers in Health Management Practices

June 02 2022

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana is going to organize one week training programme on Goat Farming under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav from 06 06.2022 to 13.06.2022. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, HoD informed that farmers of the state will be trained to keep their goats healthy all throughout the year. The other aspects of improved goat rearing like better housing and feeding practices has direct implications on income of millions of households as well as national food security.
Due to low input requirements, goat production highly suits unemployed youth, women, ex-servicemen etc. who can easily learn skills in this profession. Apart from meat, goat milk remains in high demand. There is huge scope in value addition and processing of goat milk and meat which can further enhance income. Goats are adapted to wide variety of climatic conditions and they are hardy in nature. Goat has many specialties such as smaller size, easy handling, broad range of eatables and wider climatic adaptability etc. which make it animal of choice round the globe.
This training programme will be organized at Farmer Information Centre of the University. The interested candidates who want to pursue goat farming as a business enterprise can report at this Centre on 06.06.2022 at 9.00 AM. During this training, knowledge will be provided about various breeds, breeding techniques, feeding management, shed designs, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases and their prevention, value addition of milk and meat and economics of goat farming etc. Practical training on handling of goats, measuring body temperature, signs of healthy animals will also be provided to the trainees. For more information, one can contact at Farmer Helpline Number 0161- 2414026 during working hours.