Dimapur, July 1 (MExN): State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) organised a three days training program on ‘Production and Management of Poultry and Rabbit’ for ATMA functionaries at SAMETI, Medziphema from June 29 to July 1.
The programme was aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the participants about poultry and rabbit production and management so as to enable them to assist farmers in the field who are interested in poultry and rabbit farming.
Resource person for the training program was Dr. Ebibeni Ngully, Assistant Chief Technical Officer (Animal Science), KVK, Dimapur. The training covered important topics on poultry housing, brooding management, disease management, poultry feeding, layer management, introduction to rabbit farming, breds of rabbit, management techniques, handling rabbit, feeding and watering, breeding management, sexing of rabbits, sanitation, diseases of rabbit and marketing. The trainees were also taken for a field visit to the ICAR Poultry and Rabbit farm to get first hand practical experience on production and management of poultry and rabbit.
The valedictory function was chaired by Dr. Ithika C. Swu, DPD SAMETI, while feedback on the training was given by Moanukshi, BTM, Mon and Dr. Tiatula Jamir, BTM, Wokha. Resource person and Guest of Honour for the valedictory function Dr. Ebibeni Ngully in her valedictory address encouraged the trainees to disseminate the technology to the farmers and also highlighted various Livestock schemes of the Government of India that our farmers can avail.