Lahore (May 7, 2016): Three days training course on Dairy Nutrition & Feeding Management has successfully concluded at Solve Agri & Dairy Institute in Lahore. The intensive training course was attended by 19 participants from all across Pakistan, aiming to understand science of dairy nutrition and learn the art of feeding management at the dairy farms. The course concluded with the participatory appraisal and certificate distribution ceremony today afternoon. Solve Agri Pak’s General Manager Dr. Waseem Shaukat chaired the concluding session. Present at the occasion were also Market Development Manager of Pioneer Pakistan Seeds Limited Mr. Ghulam Mustafa and Solve Agri Pak’s Sales & Business Development Manager Mr. Khuram Ihsan among others.
Sharing his feedback one of the participants, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor who is Territory Milk Manager at Haleeb Foods, said that the course has been extremely helpful in developing practical understanding of the how dairy animals should be fed. He said that SADI should offer courses with longer duration for more learning. Another participant, Dr. Roman Saghar – Dairy Specialist at Pioneer Seeds said that facilitators had made the course extremely interactive and participatory due to which boring topics like calculations and ration balancing proved to be easy for understanding and practising. He emphasized the need of such training courses quite frequently for enhancing professional competence. ICI Pakistan’s Regional Manager Mr. Virk said that interaction and participatory learning is what he will always remember about this course. He appreciated the course trainers for their supportive and interactive approach that has helped in effective learning. He stressed that SADI should continue engaging organizations like ICI and others for their staff’s capacity building as this is the need of the hour. While sharing his experiences another participant from Karachi, Mr. Anil – Marketing Manager of Doctor’s Dairies & Feeds said that this course has proved to be game changer for him in understanding the gross route level facts behind feeding in dairy animals. He said that the course has helped him in being better prepared to deal with their customers.
The guest of honor Mr. Ghulam Mustafa of Pioneers Seeds lauding Solve Agri & Dairy Institute said that SADI is first and only institute in Pakistan that offers unique hands-on learning opportunity for in-service professionals in livestock sector. Speaking at the occasion, Solve Agri Pak’s General Manager Dr. Waseem Shaukat said that the Solve Agri & Dairy Institute has always been proactive to cater the growing needs of professional competency enhancement for the HR involved in entire livestock & dairy value chain. He extended his gratitude to Pioneer Pakistan Seed Limited, Haleeb Foods Limited, ICI Pakistan Limited and Doctor’s Dairies & Feed for providing their staff with learning opportunity at SADI. He further added that SADI does not only belong to Solve Agri Pak but belongs to the industry and all stakeholders are invited to get benefit from SADI in combined efforts of livestock & dairy development in the country. He urged the participants to pass on their technical knowledge to the dairy farmers that they provide services to. Later Dr. Waseem Shaukat and Mr. Ghulam Mustafa distributed the certificates among the participants.
It is worth mentioning that this course is scheduled to be repeated on May 18-20, 2016 for which registrations are currently open. Interested organizations and individuals can get in touch with Solve Agri & Dairy Institute.