Pashu Palan Mela 2024 concludes with a message of Homemade Remedies for Livestock Diseases

Two days Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana concluded with a message of homemade remedies for livestock diseases. Mela attracted a huge gathering with a thought to develop livestock professions on scientific lines. Dr. Sukhpal Singh, Chairman, Punjab State farmers and Farmer Workers Commission was the chief guest on the second day. Dr. Parvender Sheoran, Director ATARI and S. Kuldip Singh Jassowal, Director, Dairy Development Department was the guest of honor.

Dr. Sukhpal Singh talked about new policies for the improvement of agriculture and farming community. He revealed that the new agriculture policy will be a beneficial policy for the farmers of the state. He said that through cooperative societies we should deliver multifunctional services to the farmers. He appreciated the hand holding help of vet varsity for which farmers are praising the contribution of this institute.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor talked about prevalent diseases of livestock and animals. He urged the farmers to vaccinate their herds for different diseases. He motivated them to adopt the livestock profession with full knowledge and training.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education said that some of our departments are providing services for rearing livestock whereas others are in the field of value addition of livestock products. These professions help them to earn good income. Women can do these professions easily with their household responsibilities. He revealed that ornamental fish rearing, Aquarium making, preparation of flavoured Milk, Lassi, Cheese, Meat Pickle, Meat patties, Meatballs and a number of fish delicacies come in these professions. He said that Young entrepreneurs can earn decent returns in goat & pig farming. In this mela College of Dairy Science and Technology, Department of Livestock Products and Technology displayed a variety of value added products of milk, meat and eggs. The College of Fisheries also displayed a rich number of value-added products of fish meat. There was a great response to these stalls. Farmers were highly enthusiastic to be trained for the development of milk and meat products.

He revealed that a large number of farmers visited the stalls and showed keen interest in the measures to be adopted for the control of parasitic diseases of livestock. The department of Animal Nutrition has developed a number of nutritional technologies for the dairy animals of the state, which were displayed in the Mela. Good quality mineral mixture and uromin lick prepared in varsity was sold at an economical price.

Experts addressed the commonly prevalent diseases of the dairy animals of Punjab which are mastitis, mineral disorders, foot lameness and fore-stomach disorders. The college of fisheries displayed different varieties of fish like carp fish, catfish and ornamental fishes.

Farmers purchased University publications entitled Dairy Farming, Package of Practices, University Diary, books of different livestock subjects for brushing up their knowledge. Farmers registered their names for monthly magazine.

Book on ‘Standard procedures for Liquid Milk and Milk Products’, by the College of Dairy Science and Technology, ‘Goat Rearing Practices’ by the Directorate of Extension Education was released by the dignitaries. A ‘Mobile Fish Cart’ was also launched to create awareness and enhance per capita fish consumption. Flavored Milk developed by a farmer S. Bachittar Singh Garcha under the technical knowhow of College of Dairy Science and Technology was also introduced.

The Judgement committee of the university adjudged all the stalls and in the industry category, declared Spanco Agri Implements first, Vesper Pharmaceuticals second. Provalis India Pvt. Ltd got third and Progressive Dairy Solutions got the consolation Prize. In the university category Department of Livestock Production & Management adjudged first, College of Dairy Science and Technology, second, College of Animal Biotechnology and Animal Disease Research Centre both for third place. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, honored Dr. Sukhpal Singh, Dr. Parvender Sheoran, S. Kuldip Singh Jassowal, Dr. Kewal Arora, retired Assistant Director A&H, and team of Ishmeet Singh Music Institute.

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