ICAR-NRCM organized fifteen days Training Programme for the 28th batch of Veterinary Field Assistants

ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun organized a fifteen-day (3rd January-17th January,2024) training programme on “Field Exposure Training Programme Veterinary Field Assistants (VFA)” from VFATI, Medziphema, Nagaland. A total of 10 students attended the programme. The programme aimed to educate and create awareness and enhance the student’s knowledge and skills about livestock Husbandry practices including Mithun. The lectures were delivered on various topics such as the importance of Mithun and other livestock in North-east India, semi-intensive mithun farming, importance of biosecurity in the livestock farm, care and management of different categories of mithun, selection, breeding, feeding and fodder resources management for mithun and other livestock, health and reproductive management, etc. Practically, the students witnessed routine farm activities from feeding to cleaning of an animal shed, preparation of concentrate mixture, value added milk and meat products, preparation of feed and mineral block, mithun handling, identification, collection and examination faecal samples for parasites, vermicompost preparation through farm waste, and other activities including heat detection, semen collection and cryopreservation.

The closing ceremony was held on 17th January 2024, Dr. Girish Patil, S., Director, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Dr. Inato Jimami, Principal, VFATI, Medziphema, Dr. Nazrul Haque, Principal Scientist, other Scientists of ICAR-NRCM and VFA trainees were present during the occasion.