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Veterinary Varsity confers awards to nine progressive farmers at Pashu Palan Mela

Punjab News Express | March 15, 2019 05:50 PM

LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana conferred on awards to nine livestock farmers of the state in the 26th Pashu Palan Mela on 15th of March.

These awards were conferred in an impressive function by Sh. Ram Saran Verma, Padam  Dr. A.S. Nanda, Vice-Chancellor GADVASU, Dr. B.S. Dhillon, VC, PAU,  Sutantar Kumar, Director Agriculture Department, Pb., Inderjit Singh, Director Dairy Development Board and other dignitaries. Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education said that GADVASU is making all out efforts for the development of the livestock sector in the state by strengthening its extension programmes. In order to motivate various categories of livestock farmers the university organizes innovative competitions by assessing the extent and impact of adoption of these technologies in improving the productivity profitability of different livestock farming system.

He revealed that in the cattle category Balwinder Singh S/O Jarnail Singh VPO Gunia Majri Distt.Fatehgarh Sahib got the award. He started dairy farming in year 1992. Now he has 75 cows and effective cattle are producing about 5.5 quintals of milk daily. He had established a milking parlour, ultra-modern shed and Bio-Gas Plant. One of his cows has record of 60 liters milk.
The second winner in the cattle category was Sh. Gurpreet Singh S/O S. Harbhajan Singh Vill. Kahlwan Distt. Tarn Taran. He started dairy farming in year 1995. Now he has 120 cows and effective cattle are producing about 11 quintals of milk daily. He had established a milking parlour, ultra-modern shed and Bio-Gas Plant. One of his cows has record of 55 liters milk.
In the buffalo category Sh. Jagroop Singh S/O Sh. Joginder Singh Vill. Ladda, Distt. Sangrur was decorated with the award. He started dairy farming in year 2012. Now he has 96 animals. To provide quality feed he prepares his own feed cultivating green fodder on 30 acers land. He had established ultra-modern shed. He maintained proper record of dairy farming.
In Poultry category, S. Bhupinder Singh S/O S. Jeet Singh of village Kheri Musalmani Distt. Patiala won the award. He started Poultry farming in year 1998 with 10,000 birds. Now he has 1,00000 birds and produces 1 crore and 80 lacs eggs annualy. His farm is fully automated. Very clean and hygienic environment of the farm gives a state of art look. He produced quality feed from his own feed mill.
In Poultry category, second award was achieved by S. Jagjit Singh S/O S. Gurdeep Singh of village, Ugoke, Distt. Barnala. He started Poultry farming five years back and setup an ultra modern hatchery. Now he is buying fertile eggs of indigenous breeds and after hatching selling chicks to different customers.
In the goat farming category Sh.Amrik Singh S/O Sh. Dhanna Singh, Vill. Phulera  Distt. Sangrur got the award. He started goat farming in year 2015. Now he has 95 head count. He is producing 150 kg milk per day and also working on value added products of goat. His last year profit was Rs. 2 lacs.
Sh. Sapinder Singh S/O S. Baldev Singh, Vill. Kila Hakima, Distt. Sangrur was awarded in fish farming category. He started fish farming in year 2007 with 3 acres land and now increased his farms on 9 acres area. He is doing fish farming in a scientific manner.
In Piggery category Sh. Amarpreet Singh Hansrao S/O  S. Amrik Singh, Vill. Raipur, Distt. Roop Nagar was decorated with the award. He has more than 200 pigs. He has developed ultra modern dairy sheds and keeping all the record of farm. He produces his value added products also.
In the Value Addition category of livestock products Sh. Rohit Kamra S/O Sh. Shubash Kamra, Vill. Koreanwali, Distt. Fazilka was awarded. He started his processing unit and now selling milk under the WhiteHale and Ghee under the CowGold brand names.
These awards carry plaque, shawl and citation along with cash.

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