MANGALDAI, March 9 � The District Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department of Darrang under the patronage of the State Veterinary Directorate organised a two-day exhibition of livestock at the Bhebarghat public field here on Sunday.
The exhibition which aimed at showcasing the new technology in rearing of livestock and increasing its productivity was inaugurated by Basanta Das, State Minister for Fishery and Water Resources.
Addressing a public function organised on the occasion, the Minister hoped that such exhibitions will contribute to open the eyes of the local unemployed youths and motivate them to adopt scientific livestock farming, thereby contributing to employment generation.
The function was attended by departmental officials, staff, local cattle farmers and a section of prominent citizens, The inaugural function was conducted by Veterinary Officer Dr Bazrul Islam and was addressed by Dr Ajit Das of the District Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department, Darrang.
The stalls of the exhibition witnessed display of local crossbreed cattle, besides high milk-yielding Australia and Netherland-origin cow varieties like the �Halstein Frizian�, Pakistan-origin buffalo �Murrah�, high flesh- yielding crossbreed goat called �Sirohi� and �Beetel� of Rajasthan origin, besides eggs of Japanese quail (gamebird), and highbreed grass called �Napier�, �Para�, etc.
Moreover, machinery and equipment with new technology like the milking machine were also exhibited. In the exhibition, many progressive livestock farmers and farmers� groups, including Khataniapara Cooperative Milk Production Centre, Jiurddin Ahmed, Amiruddin Ahmed, Royal Agro Consortium and Sarat Sarma, among others, participated.
A seminar was also organised where veterinary officials Dr Jugabrata Nath , Dr Gakul Kalita, Dr Ranjul Dutta and Dr Bhabani Das interacted with the local farmers and offered necessary suggestions to the participants on scientific farming.