Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, Dr. Sagar D. Doifode today conducted an extensive tour of RS Pura area and conducted field inspections of Dairy Farms and held interactions with the Dairy Farmers.During the visit, the Director took stock of different activities being done for the dairy farmers in the region. He emphasized on adopting farmer-centric approach while implementing the welfare programmes. He stated that the Department of Animal Husbandry Jammu is devising a mechanism for the feed and fodder development to help the dairy farmers in the region.During field visits of different Dairy Farms, the Director inspected the feed and fodder ingredients being fed to the cattle. “Through proper nutrition and management a dairy cow can produce to its full potential,” he advised the dairy farmers. He also appreciated the quality of milch animals being reared by the dairy farmers in the region.
He further directed the departmental functionaries to look into the feed conversion aspect of different feed and fodder ingredients in terms of achieving optimum milk production of dairy animals followed by popularizing the best suited feeding practices in the region.He further said that under the supervision and guidance of the Principal Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, the department of Animal Husbandry Jammu is executing a plan to revolutionise the dairy industry in the region and to generate maximum self-employment avenues for unemployed youth.Later, the Director visited to‘ Shri Radha-Krishan Gaushala’, Gadigarh and took appraisal of the difficulties being faced by its management. He ensured every possible support for the Gaushala so that it is able to provide adequate care to the housed cattle heads.Joint Director ARV, CAHO Jammu, officers and staff from the Animal Husbandry Department accompanied the Director during the visit.