GADVASU concludes Pashu Palan Mela with Message for Scientific Animal Husbandry

The Animal Nutrition Department has developed several feeding technologies for the state’s dairy animals, which were showcased at the Mela.

The two-day Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ludhiana concluded on September 24, 2022 with the message of achieving prosperity and health through better livestock production. Dr. Sukhpal Singh, Chairman, Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission guest of honor on the second day.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor of GADVASU appealed to the farmers not to burn stubble in the fields. He cited the Corona era as an example, when we lost our loved ones due to lack of oxygen. So, we should not convert natural oxygen into carbon monoxide by burning stubble.

He discovered that stubble can be fed to cattle in recommended amounts. Dr. Sukhpal Singh shared the plight of families of farmers who committed suicide. He said that the whole society should come forward to change the situation. He emphasized that young people should come forward to master agriculture in a modern way, because it is the only profession that is close to nature.

Director of Additional Education Dr. Parkash Singh Brar said that some of our departments provide services for livestock and others are in the area of ​​value addition of livestock products. These professions help them earn good income.

Women can easily do these professions with housework. He disclosed that these professions include ornamental fish, aquarium production, flavored milk and lassi, cheese, pickled meat, meat patties, meatballs and several fish delicacies.

He said that young entrepreneurs can earn a decent income in goat and pig farming. In this mela, the Department of Livestock Products and Technology in the College of Dairy Science and Technology showcased various value added products of milk, meat and eggs. The College of Fisheries also displayed rich value-added products from fish meat. There was a great response to these kiosks. Farmers were very keen to receive training for dairy and meat development.

Dr. Brar explained that a large number of farmers visited the barns and showed great interest in measures to be taken to combat parasitic diseases in livestock. The Animal Nutrition Department has developed several feeding technologies for the state’s dairy animals, which were showcased at the Mela. Quality mineral mixture and uromin lick prepared in GADVASU are sold at an affordable price.

The Clinical Veterinary Department dealt with mastitis, mineral disorders, leg lameness and stomach disorders which are common diseases of the dairy animals of Punjab. The fisheries college displayed different types of fish: carp, catfish and ornamental fish.

To enhance their knowledge, the farmers received various types of calendars like Dairy Farming, Package of Experiments, University Publications called University Diary and Calf Calendar and Animal Diet Calendar. Farmers registered their names for the monthly magazine.

Programs on ‘Pashu Palak Tele-Advisory Kendra’, ‘Dairy Herd Data Analyzer (YODHA)’, Book on ‘Poultry Farming’, ‘Entrepreneurship through Milk Processing’ and ‘Reproductive Diseases in Pigs’ and Booklets on ‘Innovative Model for Poultry farming’ was released by dignitaries.

The university’s judging committee evaluated all the stands in the industry category and declared Adventa first and Provalis second. Carus Pharma third and Goodwill Hybrid seeds in the Consolation Prize. In the university category, Department of Veterinary Anatomy was awarded the first prize, Teaching Veterinary Clinic Complex was awarded the second prize, College of Fisheries was awarded the third prize and KVK Barnala was awarded the consolation prize. Distinguished persons, as well as students of the institute, together with Dr. Sukhpal Singh, Dr. Kewal Arora, retired assistant director A&H, Dr. CK Singh, Director Ishmeet Institute of Music was also felicitated.

First published: 25 September 2022, 11:55 IST

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