The course helped dairy farmers and potential investors get acquainted with various essential components of commercial dairy farm management and to acquire basic information to plan, establish and manage a commercial dairy farm.
Solve Agri & Dairy Institute (SADI) organized training course on “Establishing and Managing Commercial Dairy Farm” on April 26-29, 2017
The week long training course was attended by over 10 participants including farm dairy farm owners and potential investors. This training was also the continuation of SADI’s series of trainings on establishing and managing commercial dairy farm aiming to help dairy farming emerge as a profitable business. The course had an extensive focus on various issues related to commercial dairy farming including farm feasibility, management skills, feeding, breeding, housing, young-stock, health, waste management, cost price calculations etc. The course helped the participants learn the necessary functional dairy farm components including SOPs and KPIs of a commercial dairy farm and farming skills to be successful in the rapidly changing dairy farming industry. Senior trainers and resource persons having hands-on experience in the relevant fields were engaged to conduct the training while interactive and participatory mode of training also enhanced the learning process.
In order to give practical understanding, the farm excursions were also organized. Participants spent a full day at two different dairy farms including an open shed and an environment controlled shed that brought an opportunity for participants to practically observe and learn on various aspects of farm management in both types of housing systems.
The training concluded with the certificate distribution ceremony on Saturday evening. Head of Solve Agri & Dairy Institute, Dr. Muhammad Rasheed and General Manager Solve Agri Pak Dr. Waseem Shaukat were present at the occasion.
Expressing his views about the training, training participant Mr. Khuram Akram (who is a Businessman from Sialkot and is potential investor for dairy farming) said that he has been considering investing into dairy farming and for the purpose has long been looking for a platform to understand the complete details of this business. This training has substantially helped him achieve the level that he needed to be sure before making decision to go into this business. He appreciated SADI’s critical role in guiding the new comers into this business in a holistic manner where they are fully made aware of all pros and cons, opportunities and threats pertaining to this business. Another training participant Mr. Iqbal Mallhi (who is running his small dairy farm in Gujrat district) said that training has changed his approach towards dairy farming and now he is capable of transforming his business on commercial lines. He expressed his gratitude towards trainers and management at SADI for organizing such a wonderful training course. Another training participant from Muzaffargarh, Mr. Fawad Dogar (who is running his commercial dairy farm) said that the training has substantially improved his understanding towards modern dairy farming needs from an overall perspective, he has been extremely satisfied with the course contents, trainers and the way it was organized.
Speaking on the occasion, Solve Agri Pak’s General Manager Dr. Waseem Shaukat appreciated the participants from their active participation in the course. He emphasized the need of utilizing the learnings from this course in practical situations. He said that Solve Agri Pak has been significantly contributing towards human resource development besides being the most reliable one-stop solution provider for the livestock & dairy sector in Pakistan.
Later certificates were distributed among participants.
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