CIRB organised four days off-campus training for farmers on scientific nutritional & management practices for improving buffalo productivity in village Landhri, Hisar. 116 respondents participated in training from 14- 17 June. Scientists discussed important topics as salient phenotype characters to identify Murrah breed for procurement, significance of feeding balanced -ration and regular use of mineral mixture to prevent incidence of several reproduction and production related problems through lectures under able guidance of Director, Dr Inderjeet Singh.
Experts demonstrated the use of institute web-site by farmers for making buffalo related quarries and giving feedback to scientists using interactive platform, developed under ICT initiatives to communicate with scientists in a group of participants.
Essentials like maintenance of records of incidence of disease, oestrus symptoms, details of vaccination/ semen doses of AI, days of insemination and their role in improvement of animal performance were discussed during training. All queries related to buffalo health problems as enquired by farmers were responded by Veterinary health experts. Health doctors attended to problems related to dystokia, mastitis, postpartum anoestrus, post abortion infections, underweight calves, etc.
While concluding the training, Director emphasised on need of working in groups for adopting scientific procedures and practices in day to day buffalo husbandry to improve productivity. Adoption of practices like procurement of high merit semen doses for AI in buffaloes, procurement of right kind of mineral mixture, to develop processed milk and product units in village after undertaking training on milk- processing practices at specific govt. organizations as NDRI, Karnal for high profits was discussed.