ICAR-NDRI Organized Winter School

ANIMAL NUTRITION DIVISION of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal organized ICAR sponsored winter school entitled “Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Livestock Productivity and Farm Economy” during 5th-25th September, 2018 where 24 participants from 17 states participated to strengthen and update the latest technologies, innovations and global scenario on livestock productivity and how farm economy can be improved under Indian scenario.

Besides NDRI Scientists, external experts from renowned organizations and feed industries delivered lectures and demonstrations during the training programme. Industrial visits to large scale feed manufacturing, set up of new feed mill, lab scale as well as commercial bale silage making were organized for entrepreneurship development. Latest technologies in improving the efficiency of available feed resource utilization, utilization of crop residues and agro-industrial by products, bypass nutrient technologies, ration balancing, web based ration formulation, feeding strategy to attain early puberty in both male and females, enriching milk with nutraceuticals, fortification of milk with micronutrients, role and functions of feed additives for better utilization of feed resources, entrepreneurship and start up programmes for educated youths to improve farm economy are few of the topics discussed during the training programme.

Dr. Vijay Paul Sharma, Chairman Price and Cost Commission was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function while Dr. R.R.B. Singh, Director, ICARNDRI, Karnal was the Guest of Honour and Dr. M.S. Chauhan, Director, CIRG, Makhdoom was the Guest during the Closing Ceremony.