Dimapur, July 19: A one-day training programme on capacity building on dairy farm management & practices for farmers was conducted by ATMA, Kohima at Nagaland State Dairy Farm Kohima on July 16 last with Farm manager, SCBF, Lerie, Dr. Ketholelie Mere as the resource person.
According to a DIPR report, the programme started with a technical session where the resource person mentioned about the dairy farm complex and dairy farm practices. General practices like maintenance of identification, bedding, and exercising, dehorning, castration, grooming, weighing, deworming and deticking were introduced. These practices are maintained at the dairy farm on a regular basis and also these practices help in the growth of dairy farms. Identification of dairy animals is important because it helps to know the history performance.
Different methods of identification were also demonstrated that were branding, tagging, photography, electronic tags. Daily exercise makes animals healthy and active.
The technical session concluded with a good interactive session from trainees. Later on, the trainees were given a tour to the dairy farm for practical demonstration by Pedenuo Shuya, Wonchibeni Ezung, Lejao Konyak & Khrietseimenuo Chadi.
The training program had a turnout of 30 progressive farmers from Kohima district and ATMA staff. The programme was chaired by Dy.PD ATMA Kohima, Rokoshuno Angela.
(Page News Service)