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Fortnight Long Dairy Farming Training for Women Concludes at KCVAS

PUNJABNEWS EXPRESS | March 25, 2022 06:11 PM

AMRITSAR:A two-week-long dairy farming training program exclusively for girls concluded today at Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KCVAS), here. The program meant to train women folk in the dairy and livestock management was organized by various departments of the College, said Principal, Dr.Harsih K Verma. Dr. SK Nagpal, MD who was the course director of the training interacted with the participants and said the designed training program was aimed to prepare future entrepreneurs in the dairy sector.

The girl students of B.Sc. Agriculture from Amritsar Group of Colleges actively participated in the training. The main aim of the training was to provide knowledge about first aid, purchase of animals, differentiation between sick and healthy animals, zoonosis, various managemental aspects of the dairy farm like feeding, breeding, calf management, said Dr.Verma.

He said the training consisted of various lectures on different aspects of dairy farming viz. requirements for starting a dairy farm, parasitic, fungal diseases and poisoning of farm animals, management of abortion and balanced feed requirement. The program included visits to the farm and clinics, as well as practical classes like preparation of various milk products, recording of temperature and pulse, restraining of sick animals.

The training ended with a question-answer session and valedictory function and participants were thanked by the authorities. Principal Dr. Verma said KCVAS will be organizing such skill oriented training programs for the unemployed youth and women regularly.

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