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07 June 2017 - Progressive Goat Farmers Association monthly meet held at Farmer's field

 A monthly meeting of Progressive Goat Farmers Association (PGFA), an association working under the aegis of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana was held at goat farm of Sh Amarjit Singh at Village Haripur (Jalandhar). Dr Rajesh Kasrija, Coordinator, Progressive Goat Farmers Association (PGFA) told that 20 Goat farmers from different nook and corners of Punjab participated in this meeting.  Dr Kasrija said that meeting was proved a good media for knowledge exchange as farming problem of the host farmer were solved on the spot and others participants also learned a lot about goat farming practices. Technical deliberations on Ideal nutrition practices for goats were delivered by Dr Parminder Singh, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education and first aid remedies for medicinal emergencies for goats were shared by Dr Gagandeep Singh, RRTC, Talwara. It is pertinent to mention here that many members of PGFA are already going for value addition of goat milk by making sterilized and flavoured goat milk.
Dr H K Verma, Director Extension Education, GADVASU revealed that Goat farming is gaining all-time high popularity in the state and  university is  striving its best to popularise various livestock farming like Dairy, Poultry, Piggery etc. for all section of farmers viz landless, small to large farmers through various modus operandi. Dr S K Kansal, Head, Department of Veterinary extension, revealed that different farmers associations like Goat, Pig, fish  are running under the aegis of university. The university is regularly providing the technical backup to the goat farmers by conducting the monthly meeting of association, Sh D.S. Oberoi, Secretary PGFA thanked Sh Amarjit Singh for making arrangements for smooth conduct of PGFA meeting at his farm.

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