agrilife24.com, desk:Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda, MP, has said substantial and sustainable promotion of dairy farming is very important to free the nation from protein deficiency. Yesterday 14 June’ 2017 RU Dean Complex at 430 PM held a workshop about “ANOESTRUS PROBLEMS IN DAIRY COWS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE APPROPRIATE TREATMENT PROTOCOL’’.
Mr. Chando also said the unemployment problem in the rural areas could be reduced to a great extent through making the dairy farming popular at the grassroots level. The state minister urged the scientists and researchers to transfer the modern technology to the grassroots level dairy farming to make it profitable to the farmers so that more other people are encouraged in this regard.
He was addressing a dairy farming related workshop at Dean's Complex of Rajshahi University (RU) here yesterday as chief guest.
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences of the RU organized the workshop titled "Anoestrus Problems in Dairy Cows and Development of the Appropriate Treatment Protocol" in association of the Ministry of Education. RU Veterinary and Animal Sciences Assistant Professor Dr. Israt Zerin Moni was a master of ceremony.
With the department chairman Dr SM Kamruzzaman in the chair, RU Vice-chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan, Dean of Agriculture Faculty Prof Saiful Islam, Deputy Director Dr. Rezaul Islam and District Livestock Officer Md Nizam Uddin and General Secretary of Bangladesh Livestock Society (BLS) Dr Hemayetul Islam also spoke on the occasion.
The Dairy Farmers Mr. Oulad urged for Veterinarian for their cows treatment. He also said we have a lack of veterinary officers, so when needed, we will not found them. Our current needs to governoment recruit more veterinary officers in a Thana. Another farmer Mr. Shak Md. Shamim aslo said their area is separate from Rajshahi city is the Bank of Padma River. This area about 20 thousand cattle population but there has no veterinary officers and any livestock service point. They were not seeing any veterinary officer in their locality before the Bangladesh Livestock Society went there. Mr. State minister will fulfill our demand to set up a Livestock point and state minister said that before he come in October 21 for Second Livestock Award and Livestock Poultry Fair 2017, he will visit that place and see a service point. In that occasion Heifer Int Representative Md. Shakawat Hossain aslo spoke about milk marketing issue.
During his keynote presentation, Prof Jalal Uddin Sarder, President of BLS, put forward a set of recommendations on how to address the anoestrus problems through promoting appropriate treatment protocol.
State Minister Narayan Chandra said rural people, most of whom are women in the region, have now become income-generators through dairy farming contributing a lot to improving their living and livelihood condition.
With the government instruction, various government and non-government organizations concerned including the commercial banks have already come forward towards providing necessary supports to the sector.
Some 50 small entrepreneurs also attended the workshop demanding adequate recruitment of manpower at union levels to extend services. They demanded easy deposit policy, easy term for loan and farmers' friendly policy for the commercial banks.
The speakers also urged the government to rearrange the tax-structure for imported powder milk so that native farmers do not face imbalanced competition-Press Release