Impressive Dog Show marks 4th day of SKUAST-J Krishak Mela

JAMMU : On the fourth day of the ongoing five days Krishak Mela, being organized by SKUAST-Jammu, an impres- sive dog show was the main attraction in which ninety two enthusiastic pet owners regis- tered themselves for the mega event, a unique event in Jammu region.
Twenty-six registered dog breeds owned by pet lovers par- ticipated in the event. Prof. J.P.
Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu was the Chief Guest and Col. Mahan Singh, DDC , Kathua was the Guest of Honor in the prize distribution ceremony of the Dog Show.
The show was judged by Dr.
C.S. Randhawa and Dr. Dheeraj Kumar. Overall championship prize went to ‘Falcon’ a German Shepherd dog breed owned by Anshu Bhat while in the catego- ry of most attractive dog, prizes were shared by Doberman of Rajnikant and Dogo Argentina of Taranpreet Kour. Prize for the most catchy dog went to Siberian Husky. The convenor of this mega event was Dr.
Jasvinder Singh Soodan, Dean, Faculty of Dairy Technology cum Prof. & Head Division of Veterinary Clinical Complex,
SKUAST-Jammu. The show was sponsored by vet pharma companies namely Vetoquinoles, Drools, Pedigree, Wiggles, Vetina, Amil Health Care, Sniffles, Himalayas, Rossaryv etc.
A session on Live Stock Feed Management and Oilseeds & Pulses production was organized under the chair- manship of Dr. S. K. Gupta, Director Extension, SKUAST- Jammu. Dr. R.K. Sharma, Professor & Head, Animal Nutrition delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Balanced ration for livestock using locally available ingredients’ while Dr. Ankur Rastogi, Prof. Division of Animal Nutrition talked about ‘Feed Management-A tool for balanc- ing nutrients on dairies and live-
stock operations. Dr. Rajeev Sangra. Sr. Scientist, Agronomy spoke on Prospects of Oil Seeds in Jammu region while Dr. Brij Nandan, Chief Scientist (Agronomy) PRSS, Samba gave a lecture on ‘Prospects of Rabi pulses in Jammu region’. State level sem- inar on ‘Sustainable Livelihood and Nutritional Security under Changing Climate Scenario in N-W Himalayas’ sponsored by JK Science Technology and Innovation Council, Govt. J&K was organized under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr.
Pardeep Wali, Director Research, SKUAST-Jammu. Dr.
P. K. Rai, Chief Scientist and Convener of the seminar wel- comed Chief Guest and other dignitaries. He also briefed the
audience about the activities to be carried out in daylong semi- nar.
A Kisan Gosthi was also organised under the chairman- ship of Dr. Parmod Baru, Former Director Extension and Dr. Rakesh Nanda, Director Education. Various speakers deliberated on different topics for the benefits of the farmers in which Dr. Sanjay Khajuria, Chief Scientist, KVK, Samba talked on the topic ‘Agroforestry for the livelihood security of farmers of Jammu region’; Dr.
Pranav Kumar, Assistant Prof, Division of Veterinary & A.H.
Extension Education delivered a talk on ‘Cattle dung based entrepreneurial opportunities; Dr. Anil Bhat Assistant Professor, DoAE& ABM spoke on ‘Role of FPOs and SHGs in Farmers Welfare’; Dr. Neeraj Gupta, Associate Professor, Division of Food Science high- lighted the importance of ‘Value addition of Aonla’; Dr.
Harsh Sharma, Professor, Division of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology spoke on Clean milk production and Dr. Prem Kumar, Scientist KVK, Jammu talked on Fish Farming Scope & Importance in Jammu region.