CLFMA OF India conducted seminar on “Feed Ingredients – supply price and alternatives”

CLFMA OF India conducted seminar on “Feed Ingredients – supply price and alternatives” on 11th May 2024 in collaboration with Department of Animal Nutrition, GADVASU at Ludhiana. Seminar was supported by Progressive Dairy Farmers Association, All Feed Millers Association, Punjab and Animal Nutrition Society of India. Mr. Suresh Deora, Chairman, CLFMA gave welcome address and introduced an association to all participants. Mr. Daljeet Singh Gill, President, PDFA talked about “Opportunities for Dairy Farmers of Punjab”. Mr. Ashok Kumar, President, AFMA, talked about “Challenges for feed millers in Punjab”. Dr. A.P.S. Sethi, Secretary, ANSI explained how ANSI can help industry and farmers.

Dr. Rameshwar Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Bihar Animal Sciences University was the guest of honour. He invited dairy farmers of Punjab to train dairy farmers of Bihar. He also talked about maize production in Bihar. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, GADVASU, was the chief guest. He talked about GM crops. He promised all necessary help will be rendered from the university. Mr. S.V. Bhave, past chairman, CLFMA talked about “Recent trends in biofuel industry”. Mr. Sanjit Padhi, Advisor, All India Distillers association talked about DDGS availability in India. Dr. Ruchika Bhardwaj, Millets breeder, PAU talked about Importance of Millets in Animal Feeds. Dr. Amit Sharma, Assistant Professor, GADVASU gave more information about how to use DDGS in Animal Feeds. Mr. Divya Gulati, Deputy Chairman, CLFMA gave vote of thanks.

Dried Distillers Grains Solubles (DDGS) is protein source produced by ethanol manufacturers. Rice of Maize is used for ethanol and DDGS production. Rice DDGS contains 43-45% protein and maize DDGS contains 26-28% protein. It can be used at 1-5% inclusion levels in animal feeds. Moisture should not be more than11% and it should be free from aflatoxins. It should not be overprocessed.

Dr. Dinesh Bhosale was the master of ceremony. Around 150 participants from various sectors attended the event.

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