VC SKUAST-J inaugurates veterinary diagnosis laboratories

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VC SKUAST-J inaugurates veterinary diagnosis laboratories

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:48 am

28Aug2006: Vice Chancellor, SKUAST, Jammu Dr Naginder Sharma Monday inaugurated Semen and Advanced Veterinary Diagnosis Laboratories at FVSc & AH, R S Pura.
Addressing the farmers, faculty members and students of agriculture and veterinary sciences VC highlighted the role of animal husbandry in supplementing the agriculture production and stressed for making efforts to enhance income of the farmers by improving mixed farming.
Sharma informed that crossbreeding of nondescript Indian cattle on field-scale started only in 1964 with the launch of the intensive cattle development project by government of India.
Initially the government had no intension to crossbred pure Indian breeds of cattle, but in practice the spectacular increases in milk yields in crossbred progenies generated overwhelming demand and necessitated the expansion of the crossbreeding programme nation-wide, he said.
While upgrading the germ plasm the VC suggested the need to preserve and upgrade outstanding local stocks of buffaloes and of certain cattle breeds. Deliberating upon the various technologies initiated for the breed improvement he informed that artificial insemination using frozen semen has given best results under field conditions and has enhanced the confidence of the farmers over the years.
He also gave emphasis on Embryo Transfer Technology for production of disease free calves although technology could not reach farmers doorstep.
He called upon the university teachers, scientists and the students to work with zeal and dedication for the betterment of farmers and stressed upon the need for putting sustained efforts so that country can achieve its target of enhancing GDP through agriculture and allied sectors.
In his inaugural address Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & A.H. highlighted the various services rendered by the faculty for the farmers of the region.
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