Friday, January 18, 2013

Dairy development in Bidar

Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU) will start diploma courses in hygienic meat production, packing and storage, said C. Renuka Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, here on Thursday.

He was speaking at a function organised to mark KVAFSU’s Foundation Day. A programme to adopt Bidar district for comprehensive dairy development was launched on the occasion.

“KVAFSU will organise training programmes for slaughterhouse workers and meat traders about hygienic waste disposal. We have already conducted such training sessions in Bangalore. A model slaughterhouse will be established here, on the lines of those set up by the university in Bangalore and Shimoga,” he said.

“The university will also take up preservation of the Deoni breed of cattle. Only 1,500 heads of cattle of this breed are there in the district. A separate programme will aim at crossbreeding Deoni with high-yielding exotic varieties of cattle,” he added.

“A long-term plan is being implemented to increase the district’s milk yield to 2 lakh litres a day. We also plan to urge the government to come out with total health coverage of all animals,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

K.N. Prabhudeva, Director of Extensions, was present.