Sheep Husbandry Dept. Kargil organizes sheep show at Apati village, rewards progressive breeders
Kargil, Feb 07, 2023: The Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil under National Livestock Mission (NLM) 2022-23 today organized a daylong seminar/Sheep Show at Apati village in Sodh Block under the supervision of District Sheep Husbandry Officer.
The Sheep Show was aimed to aware and appreciate progressive breeders of the Sodh Block associated with sheep farming.
Besides District Sheep Husbandry Officer, Dr Niyaz-ul-Hassanian, the program was attended by Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Kargil, Dr Muhammad Ismail, BDC Chairperson, Sodh, Zakir Hussain, Principal Scientist Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kargil, Dr Mohammad Mehdi Akhone, Block Veterinary Officer, SHD Kargil, Dr Zakir Hussain, doctors and experts from other departments, PRI’s, progressive breeders, prominent religious heads from Sodh Block.
Dr Niyaz-Ul-Hassanain briefed participants about the achievements and schemes of the department and advised people to take benefit from the schemes to increase livestock population. He said livestock sector has the potential to push the economy of rural areas.
While talking about the NLM, the District Sheep Husbandry Officer said the department has planned to organize such programs under NLM at every Block in future.
He also advised the breeders, having Karakul breed, to look after the breed in the best possible way so that breed population can be increased in the district. He said the department is committed to increase the livestock in the district and is providing best quality feed and fodder to the beneficiaries.
While speaking on the occasion, BDC Chairperson, Sodh Zakir Hussain thanked the Sheep Husbandry Department for organizing such programs and hoped the department will continue such programs in future. He suggested the public to take benefits from such programs.
While speaking on the occasion, Principal Scientist, KVK Kargil, detailed about the fodders and crops suitable for cultivation in water scarcity areas. He talked about different scientific methods used in drought-prone areas to improve quantity and quality of crops in such areas. He recommended organic fertilizers for growing crop to protect the environment.
The doctors and experts from other departments also delivered lectures as resource persons in different topics to the participants.
In the next session of the program, the Sheep Show was organized in which a large number of livestock were presented by breeders for selection of award by the judges.
The department awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in different categories of livestock. In addition to this, 36 consolation prizes were also awarded.
The BDC and PRI’s thanked the department for their efforts and requested to conduct more such camps in future also. In the end, BVO Kargil, Dr Zakir Hussain presented vote of thanks. He thanked all the participants for making the program successful.