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BackInaugurated training on Advances in Sheep Production and Utilization at ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar

The inaugural ceremony of a fifteen days training i.e. Module II of Certified Livestock Advisor (sheep) program of MANAGE, Hyderabad on “Advances in Sheep Production and Utilization” was held at ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar, Rajasthan on 15th November 2018.  This training program is sponsored by National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) Hyderabad with the theme to transform the Agriculture extension personnel into specialist- Certified Livestock Advisor (Sheep). The inaugural function began with welcoming Dr. Arun Kumar Tomar, Director of ICAR-CSWRI and the participants of the training program, followed by ICAR song. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Dr. Davendra Kumar, Course-coordinator of the training programme and attended by Head of Divisions, Principal Scientists and other scientific and non-scientific faculty members of the institute. The training batch comprises 8 trainees including one Associate Director, KVK, Uttarakhand and seven veterinary assistant surgeons from Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Davendra Kumar Course-coordinator outlined that the training is planned in such a way that all the aspects of sheep production and its product processing and value addition are covered. Course contains basics and applied aspects of breeding, nutrition, physiology, reproduction and sheep health. The training also encompasses practicals on relevant subjects as well as field visits to acquire in-depth knowledge and to learn the latest technologies relevant to sheep production. The Director, ICAR-CSWRI, Dr. Arun Kumar Tomar outlined about the research activities, mandate and technologies of the institute and delivered a lecture on overview of sheep production systems in India.