Goat farming a lucrative business, say vet experts

Goat farming a lucrative business, say vet experts

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Tribune News Service

udhiana, January 13

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, organised a one-week training programme on goat farming for small and marginal farmers and to run goat farming as an enterprise on commercial level.

Dr Rajesh Kasrija and Dr Ravdeep Singh, training coordinators, said a total of eight trainees, including one women trainee from Punjab, have participated in the training programme. The trainees were provided with knowledge about various topics such as breeds, breeding, management, shed design, weather management, vaccination protocols, diseases and their prevention, value addition of meat, milk and economics of goat farming etc.

Dr Parkash Singh Brar, Director, Extension Education, said value addition of goat products (milk and meat) can enhance income of farmers as goat can be projected as future food animal and it can help in economic and nutritional security of farmer.

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