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Demonstration on silage making under MGMG scheme 


‘Silage making’ is promising and economic option for providing nutrients through fodder during the dry season, especially, if prepared at community-level, where surplus fodder harvested in the wet season is processed and stored. In line of awareness campaigns run for improved buffalo husbandry practices for rearing buffaloes, farmers at village Ladwi, Distt Hisar were given demonstration on silage- making at their door under on-going MGMG programme at institute. Freshly harvested, chopped forage (oats) was used, compacted in a filled pit (size 5X3X2 ft), available at farmer’s door to demonstrate making silage. Silage pit was then covered with plastic and left to ferment for around 40 days. 





Future plans to show the quality of ready to feed silage and to establish more field demonstration in other villages for farmers to implement the technique. Also, it is an opportunity to practically test low-cost technologies for improving nutrition and productivity in fields, jointly by farmers, researchers and extensionists. It will certainly improve adoption of technology in other areas in the region that face similar constraints during the dry season. The program shall promote intensive exchange of information among farmers. This is leading to the consolidation of a critical level of expertise for animal production in the dry areas in this region. 

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buffalo-in-newsActivities under MGMG in village Gwalisar 

An infertility treatment camp, farmers’ goshthi, demonstration on formulation of balanced ration and an exhibition were organized on 2.3.2016 in village Gwalisar of Churu district of  Rajasthan under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav scheme  (MGMG).  More than thirty animals were treated free of cost for different types of infertility problems by the scientists. Some cases of Mastitis in buffaloes were also attended. About 40 farmers were benefitted during the farmer’s scientist interaction.

 On this occasion, an exhibition was also arranged for school children in premises of Government school to create awareness among the students about important breeds of buffaloes and improved buffalo husbandry practices. These activities were carried out by the multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical   comprising of Dr. V B Dixit, Dr. Navneet Saxena, Dr. R K Sharma, Dr S K Khanna and G D Tiwari.

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CIRB has participated in the kisan mela organised by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu at its main campus Chatha, Jammu on 18th -19th March 2016. Number of farmers, livestock owners, farm women, extension workers, developmental functionaries and students participated in the event. The major focus was on to the showcase of proven technologies and other farmer oriented facilities available in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other allied sectors by the researchers, agribusiness industries, banks, extension workers etc to improve agricultural productivity and profitability of the farmers. Knowledge about profitable buffalo husbandry was imparted from CIRB. Many livestock owners expressed keen interest in the buffalo farming. Competitions were held under different categories of buffaloes, cow, sheep, goat and poultry. Dr Manoj Kumar Tripathi Scientist, from CIRB sub campus Nabha was one among the judges for the competitions. 


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Ultrasonography in large animal reproduction for fertility augmentation

A model training course on “Ultrasonography in large animal reproduction for fertility augmentation” sponsored by Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare, Government of India was held from 15th – 22nd Feb., 2016 at ICAR-CIRB, Hisar wherein twenty eight participants from 12 states across the country viz. Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam and Manipur attended the program. Main emphasis was on practical’s and hands-on training sessions on ultrasonography in buffaloes. During the training program, various lectures by external faculty and institute scientists on the application of ultrasonography in livestock were delivered.  In addition, practical sessions were also arranged on the use of ultrasonography in small animals, pets and equines at LUVAS and Equine Breeding Stud, Hisar respectively.


Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Director ICAR-CIRB, Hisar emphasized the importance and use of ultrasonography under field conditions for fertility augmentation in large animals. Dr P S Yadav, Head APR Division, mentioned the importance of use of modern reproductive technologies including cloning. In addition, Dr. JS Bhatia, Former ADG Education ICAR, deliberated about the current scenario and future challenges of veterinary practice in India. At the end the training, the participants were provided their feedback about the training. On 22nd February 2016 Director, ICAR- CIRB distributed course completion certificates, course compendium and soft copy of the training material to all participants. 

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