KALAKTANG, Feb 23: The Dirang-based ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, in collaboration with district animal husbandry, veterinary and dairy development department conducted an awareness programme on scientific feeding and management of highland farmers on Tuesday at Tenzin Gaon near here.
A total of 68 tribal livestock farmers from adjoining villages namely Tenzin gaon, Domkho, Baha, Liphakpu, Shergaon, Singi, Shamdung under Kalaktang and Rupa circle participated in the programme.
Principal Scientists of ICAR-NRC Dr D Medhi informed the participants on scientific breeding, feeding and management aspects of highland animals for improving the productivity of their livestock for achieving Prime Minister’s vision on doubling farmers’ income.
He also talked on hygienic aspects for clean milk production and value addition of their products.
Senior technical officer of the institute, Dr M Hussain dwelt on reproductive and health management aspects of the highland animals.
All the participants were supported with concentrate feed, liquid calcium preparations and some basic veterinary medicines like anthemantics, antidiarrhoeas, ecto and endo parasiticides for their animals through Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) of the institute.
Besides, four progressive farmers were also supported with manual chaff cutters for processing of forages for efficient feeding of their farm animals.
Gaon Burha of Tenzin village suggested the participants to follow up the scientific management practices as advised by the scientist for better earning and contributes towards Prime Ministe’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat Mission.
The farmers appreciated the efforts of Dr Mihir Sarkar, Director, ICAR-NRC for conducting the programme and giving TSP benefits to the needy farmers.