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Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, organized a farmer-scientist seminar with a one-day exposure tour of 26 tribal sheep rearing farmers of Basava, Bandikui and Dausa tehsils of Dausa district under the Scheduled Tribe Sub-Plan on March 18, 2024. One-day Under the tour, various weather based information on breed improvement, animal nutrition, animal health along with scientific information on sheep rearing was given to the sheep rearing farmers by the scientists of Avikanagar Institute.

In his address, Director Dr. Arun Kumar Tomar requested the sheep rearing farmers present in Dausa district to rear good breed of animals to double their income, so that good profits can be earned. The Director said that at present there is a need to get good yield from the animals. Therefore, there is a need to pay attention to every aspect of them, only then we can increase our income. Sheep and goat animals are the animals reared with minimum resources, which can be reared throughout the year even with the management of rain-fed farming. Now is the time for integrated farming and animal husbandry, in which production capacity can be increased only by focusing on all areas.

26 tribal farmers (20 women and 6 men) from various tehsils of Dausa, Basava and Bandikui villages of Dausa district (Rambas Ancheri, Bhavata-Bhavati, Kali Pahari, Jhajhi Rampura, Colva, Dhanwad, Gudaliya, Bhanwara, Totiya Thanlawas and Pichupara Kala etc. 26 male) were given to the breeder of Malpura sheep/Avishan sheep/GMM sheep of wool breed from TSP sub-plan for breed improvement for display. Along with farming and animal husbandry useful items (sheep husbandry calendar, hybrid grass seeds, sickle, steel bucket, Water bottles, wall clock and soil leveling dadadi etc.) were also given to the visiting tribal farmers, so that they could use them to do better in their daily farming and animal husbandry.

The performance ability of the male given for the above mentioned breed improvement will be assessed by the farmer by the TSP team of Avikanagar. In the farmer seminar program, department head Dr. Randhir Singh Bhatt, Dr. Ganesh G. Sonawane, Dr. Ramesh Chand Sharma, Dr. CP Swarnkar, Dr. Satyaveer Singh Dagi, Dr. DK Sharma, Dr. Amarsingh Meena communicated various points of sheep husbandry with the farmers. Sohanlal Ahari, Ramkhiladi Meena etc. fully cooperated in completing the above program. By Dr. Amarsingh Meena, media in-charge of Avikanagar. Information about the program was given.

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