SRINAGAR: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology-Kashmir’s Centre for Research on Poultry, Division of Livestock Production and Management (LPM), Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Shuhama, Alusteng conducted field day on backyard poultry at Shirpora Pattan in District Baramulla on Tuesday. The programme was organised under ICAR sponsored Poultry Seed Project
The Programme was conducted at the residence of Contact Farmer of Centre for Research on Poultry Abdul Rashid Wani.
Associate Professor LPM, SKUAST-K, Dr Azmat Alam Khan, appraised the farmers about the importance of backyard poultry farming, recent scientific interventions aimed at popularising backyard poultry farming including introduction of improved breeds like Vanraja, innovative and alternate rearing system, feeding, breeding and health care practices.
Dr Khan urged farmers to “practice horti-poultry rearing system to optimise resource utilisation and enhance returns”, an official handout read.
Importance of bio-security measures, use of litter materials and supplementary feeding in backyard poultry farming was stressed upon.
Farmers expressed satisfaction over the extension outreach programme of SKUAST and requested for more such programmes by SKUAST-K, keeping in view the fact that SKUAST-K does not have much presence in District Baramulla in terms of KVK activities.
Farmers were advised to contact SKUAST-K for their technology needs through Faculty of Agriculture Wadura and Temperate Sericulture Research Institute Mirgund located in District Baramulla or through Directorate of Extension, Shalimar, the handout added.