The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department organised a two-day training programme on poultry farming for skill development of the stakeholder farmers of Hailakandi district.
The programme organised under the National Livestock Mission (NLM) of Government of India concluded on Tuesday. As many as 39 farmers were oriented on different aspects of poultry and duckery farming, namely feeding, management, health care, et al with focus on entrepreneurship development.
Training was also provided to the farmers for ensuring optimum growth and better acclimatisation of poultry and duckery under field condition. The training is aimed at enhancing farmers’ income and contributing to their nutritional and livelihood security.
“The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department has been promoting livestock farming amongst the farmers, especially educated and unemployed youth as a viable business option in view of increasing demands of poultry and its products,” said District Veterinary Officer, RA Laskar.
Assuring the farmers of continued support in future, Laskar said, “Poultry farming is a profitable venture if done on scientific lines and the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department is getting a lot of queries regarding the commercial and backyard poultry farming, including duckery.”
Besides lectures, practical training on handling of poultry birds, nutritional management, value addition of livestock produce and prevention of diseases through vaccination protocols were provided to the attendees.
The inaugural programme was jointly coordinated by Subdivisional Agriculture Officer AR Ahmed.