Trg in pig farming imparted

NAMSAI, Aug 2: A two-day ‘training and input distribution programme on scientific pig farming’ was organized by the West Bengal-based eastern regional centre of the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (ICAR-NDRI) here on Thursday, in collaboration with the Namsai KVK.
During the programme, 2.5 tonnes of concentrated pig feed, medicine, minerals and vitamins were distributed to 30 progressive pig farmers of the district. Forty-two piglets were distributed to 14 beneficiaries from different villages.
Animal nutrition principal scientist Dr Manoj Kumar Ghosh explained the nutritional management of pigs under commercial and traditional pig farming, while principal scientist Dr GK Mandal informed about scientific housing and measures to reduce piglet mortality under field condition.
Principal scientist Dr A Chatterjee explained about breeds of pig, and better breeding of local pigs to improve performance, while ICAR-NDRI scientist Dr Asif Mohammad explained the economics and return from pig husbandry, and the importance of record keeping.
DrS Binod Kr Dutta Borah and Santosh Kumar from the KVK covered health problems, their management and use of indigenous traditional knowledge. Fishery scientist Dr D Sasmal explained the integrated system of paddy-cum-fish and pig farming in the district.
Chongkham EAC Rani Perme and DVO Dr K Sharma urged the farmers to use scientific pig farming to double their income by 2022.
Earlier, KVK senior scientist Dr M Kanwat informed the EAC about the activities carried out to encourage farmers to adopt scientific pig farming methods.