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Field Day-cum-Farmers Interaction and Input Distribution Programme

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07 June 2024, Goa: A Field Day-cum-Farmers Interaction and Input Distribution was organized under All India Coordinated Research Projects on Pig in Majorda, Betalbatim, Sarzora, and Chinchinim areas of Goa, today. A team of scientists visited farm fields, which maintained indigenous breeds and improved pigs and poultry. Some farmers reared pigs and backyard poultry birds, while in Chinchinim village, one farmer maintained 15 crossbreed cows and a biogas unit.

On the same day, a field survey was conducted for documentation of phenotypic characteristics of non-descriptive buffalo under the Network Project on Animal Genetic Resources. The team also visited and interacted with farmers from Tiswadi and Quepem talukas rearing local buffaloes. Phenotypic characters and body measurements like horn, ear, chest girth, height at withers, body length, and other necessary details of more than 50 buffaloes were recorded. During the visit, medicinal and feed supplements like vimeral, Ostovet, and mineral mixture were distributed to all the farmers.

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