Training programme on scientific pig farming

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 14

The department of livestock production management, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, organised a three-day training programme on Scientific pig farming for farmers of the SC community in the state under the scheme RKVY-12-B. The programme was coordinated by Dr Kulvinder Singh Sandhu and Dr Subhash Chandra under the leadership of Dr Yashpal Singh, course director and head of the department. As many as 15 farmers participated in the programme. The training imparted knowledge on scientific aspects of breeds, housing, nutrition, health and welfare of pigs. The visit of the farmers to the university pig farm was made to familiarise them with daily routine practices and other activities such as handling, recording of temperature and needle teeth cutting.

Dr Satyavan Rampal, director student welfare, who was the chief guest, distributed certificates among the trainees.

He said the training would give technical vision to the farmers to adopt scientific pig farming practices, and improve the economic status of pig farmers and also help them to produce quality meat in the market as well.—

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