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20 March 2017 - Vet Varsity to organize two days 'Pashu Palan Mela' from 24th March 2017

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will organize two days Pashu Palan Mela on March 24 and 25, 2017.

While briefing about mela, Dr. AS Nanda Vice Chancellor GADVASU said that diversification is the core issue now a days in agriculture and we will aware and encourage farmers to adopt livestock on scientific lines through this mela. He said that livestock is best option for diversification. Dr. Nanda explained that diversification within the livestock enterprise is also a need of the hour. Not only Dairy farming but Fisheries, Poultry, Piggery and Goat farming are the good diversification options in livestock. The Value addition of livestock Products ensures better profitability in these professions. GADVASU is undertaking research to develop newer technologies in livestock. Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Regional Research Centers situated at different places of Punjab of Vet Varsity are also extending major services and inputs for enhancing the production from livestock he added. He said that this mela will be based on the theme to encourage masses to adopt livestock in professional manner. Mela Slogan is ‘Palo Pashu saleeke naal, Vatavaran di karo sambhal’.

He said that University will confer Chief Minister's Award in the field of Dairy, Fish, Goat, Poultry farming as well as Pig farming in the mela. These awards have been funded by the Hon'ble Chief Minister to boost the livestock sector in the state and will consist of cash prize as well as citation and shawl.

Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU said that in the Pashu Palan Mela the varsity’s elite animals will be exhibited to motivate farmers to breed superior livestock by getting the improved germplasm from the University. Books on Dairy Farming, Pig Farming, Goat Farming and Package of Practices for Animal Husbandry and GADVASU Magazine ‘Vigyanak Pashu Palan’ will also be available to the farmers. 

 Dr Verma said that Mineral mixture, Uromin lick, Bye pass fat prepared by the university will also be sold at nominal rates.  Hoof trimming, teat dip practice, acaricide drug applications, urea treatment of wheat straw, preparation of uromin lick, Bypass fat, bypass protein and silage will be demonstrated at mela. Milk and meat processing technologies for value addition will also be discussed. The livestock farmers will be provided free testing facilities for nitrate poisoning of fodders, mastitis testing, testing of faecal and feed samples. Farmers can bring the samples of blood, faecel, urine, skin scrapping for getting then tested for various diseases. Brucellosis testing in animals as well as human beings will also be done. A milk testing kit will also be on sale for checking five common adulterants like sugar, starch, urea, neutralizer and hydrogen peroxide. Emu oil which has therapeutic properties will also be available for sale. University recommendation in the form of live lectures, question answer sessions will also be separately arranged for the farmers.

Different departments of the College of Veterinary Science, College of Dairy Science and College of Fisheries will arrange exhibitions to display the new techniques and practices for the benefit of the farmers. All the developmental organizations of the state including Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Department of Fishery; Cooperative organization viz Milkfed and Markfed will put up stalls in the exhibition. During this fair other important private sector organizations dealing with production/marketing of animal feeds, medicine, vaccines, animal germplasm, animal farm machinery, milk & meat processing machinery, fodder seed and banking institutions will provide valuable information and know-how to the livestock farmers.

Various livestock associations being run under the guidance of university and Self-Help Groups will also put up stalls. A large number of livestock farmers not only from the Punjab state but also from the adjoining states mostly Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal and J&K are expected to visit the mela.

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