A workshop for farmers was held in the Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna on 07th of March 2022 at 8.00 am. The participants’ registration started at 8.30 am, and there were fifty farmers confirmed their participation. Then workshop was inaugurated by the Project Coordinator/ AHEAD operation, Dr.K.Pakeerathan, Head & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna. After that fruitful introduction was given by Dr.(Mrs).Piratheepan, Head & Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna.
A brief presentation about the introduction of feeds to milking cows was given by the resource person Dr.S. Gowrythilakan Deputy Director/Department of Animal Production and Health. Followed by efficient feeding management technologies for milking cows was addressed by Dr.M.Sasikaran, Veterinary Surgeon/Kilinochchi. Then refreshment was given from 11.30 to 11.45 am. Thereafter, techniques & technologies for formulating ration was explained by Mr.S.Sritharan, Farm manager, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna. The morning session ended with the awarding ceremony for resource persons. Then lunch break was given from 12.15 to 12.30 noon.
Followed by field demonstration at Poultry & Livestock farm was held. The participants visited the cattle unit. The procedure to making silage was demonstrated, and the participants were actively participated in preparing the silage. After that, they visited pasture and fodder units. Finally, the certificates for participants were distributed by Dr.(Mrs).S.Piratheepan Head & Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna. The workshop was ended with a fine refreshment.