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SAMETI organises training on livestock management

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By EMN Updated: Aug 05, 2022 11:56 pm
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Dr. Watimongla Jamir along with resource persons, deputy project directors and the participants pose for a photograph after the valedictory programme.

Dimapur, Aug. 5 (EMN): State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Medziphema, organised a two-day training programme on “Livestock management and disease control” for ATMA functionaries on August 4 and 5.

An update from SAMETI state that the participants were taught on livestock management and disease control in piggery, management and disease control in rabbit rearing, and livestock management and disease control in mithun.

Resource persons of the training were Dr. Yhuntinlo Kent, farm manager of VFATI, Medziphema; Dr. Ebibeni Ngullie, SMS (Animal Science) at ICAR Research Complex for NEH, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema; and Dr. Kobu Khate, chief technical officer at NRC on Mithun, Medziphema.

During the visit to mithun farm, the resource person has briefed on the benefits and potential of rearing mithun. It mentioned that mithun rearing is not only for meat purpose but also for milk, which has got high nutrition as compared to other domestic animal. Some of the value additions from mithun milk included Kalakand, Rasgula, Lassi etc.

It added that properly trained mithun could be used as a valuable draught animal by the farmers in the remote hilly slopes, where traditional draught animals are not available.

The valedictory programme was chaired by Janet Chishi, SAMETI deputy project director. Feedbacks on the training were given by all the participants of 11 districts.

Certificates were distributed to the participant by Dr. Watimongla Jamir, director of SAMETI and principal of IETC, and concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Yezaho Swu, SAMETI deputy project director.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 05, 2022 11:56:33 pm