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EDP Training on Backyard Poultry Farming

A Three days Entrepreneurship Development programme was conducted on backyard poultry at Krishi Vigyan Kendra , ICAR –CCARI , Old Goa from 21st to 23rd August 2017. Dr. Udharwar Sanjaykumar, SMS (Animal Science) gave lectures on scientific management of backyard poultry and economics of backyard poultry farming. He has practically demonstrated identification of different varieties of backyard poultry birds maintained at poultry demonstration units like Vanraja, Srinidhi, Grampriya and Khadaknath birds, mixing of different ingredients to make starter and layer feed required for chicks and adult poultry birds, determination of sex in one day old chicks, deep litter management, brooding management, debeaking in birds and information on different medicines (vaccines, deworming medicines) required in the treatment of birds. Participants were taken to the fields of successful farmers who are making profits by maintaining backyard poultry birds. Participants interacted with the successful farmers to know the marketing tips and field management of the backyard birds. Farmers were taken to the fields of Ms. Lavina Pandey from Mapusa, Father Antony from Peddem and Sundar Jalmi from Kunkalim. Mr. H.R.C.Prabhu, Programme Coordinator distributed certificates to all the farmers and told to maintain some of the backyard birds which gives fresh eggs, small quantity of manure which suits well for Integrated Farming System of Goa and gives some additional income to the farmers . Total of 12 participants from different places of Goa were participated in this programme.

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