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Vet Varsity to Organize Pashu Palan Mela on 14 & 15 September

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana is hosting a two-day Pashu Palan Mela on September 14-15 to promote livestock farming, offer technical insights, and honour exceptional farmers with the "Chief Minister Award."

Shivangi Rai
To encourage scientific farming in the state, the University is also bestowing the “Chief Minister Award.”
To encourage scientific farming in the state, the University is also bestowing the “Chief Minister Award.”

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana will organize a two-day Pashu Palan Mela on September 14 and 15.

Dr Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education, said that there is huge enthusiasm among the farmers to participate in this mela as evident from queries of farmers.

In the Pashu Palan Mela, the University will showcase its technologies and impart knowledge through exhibition and interaction of farmer's scientists. Technical lectures on both days on various aspects of scientific livestock, fish, and poultry rearing will be conducted so that farmers adopt the best practices that are suitable at their respective places. Question answer sessions will also be separately arranged for the farmers on all the days.

In the Mela, the Varsity’s elite animals Cattle, Buffalo, Goat, and Poultry will be exhibited to motivate farmers to breed superior livestock by getting the superior germplasm from the University.

University literature related to Dairy, Poultry, Pig, and Goat Farming and also Package of Practices for Animal Husbandry and Vet Varsity Magazine ‘Vigiyanak Pashu Palan’ will also be available to the farmers.

Dr Brar further said that area specific mineral mixture, uromin lick, bypass fat prepared by the university will also be sold at nominal rates. Urea treatment of wheat straw/paddy straw preparation of uromin lick, bypass fat, teat dip practice, and acaricide drug will be demonstrated at the mela.

The livestock farmers will be provided testing facilities for mastitis, internal parasites, milk, feed samples, and nitrate poisoning of fodders. Farmers can bring samples of blood, faeces, urine, and skin scrapings to get them tested for various diseases.

The testing facility will be free during mela days. 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 namely sugar, starch, urea, neutralizer, and hydrogen peroxide.

While briefing about mela, Dr Inderjeet Singh Vice-Chancellor said that this fair is attracting farmers from other states as well.  Various Line and Development Departments and other stakeholders from adjoining states are also participating in this mela.

More than 100 companies related to livestock rearing viz. Pharmaceutical, Cattle Feed, Semen, Equipments, Machinery, Fodder Seed, Feed Supplements, etc. are putting up their stall in the exhibition.

Various farmers’ organizations under the aegis of the university will also put up their stalls and show their activities.  He said that we are promoting an integrated farming system of livestock rearing. Mela’s slogan is also based on this objective “Dairy, Bakrian Soor te Machhi; Ikko Farm, Aamdan Achhi”.

To encourage scientific farming in the state, the University is also bestowing the “Chief Minister Award” to the three best farmers in the Cattle, Poultry, and Value added products categories in the mela.

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