The course helped dairy sector professionals and farmers to identify and sort-out attention points for improving efficiency of dairy farming
Solve Agri & Dairy Institute (SADI) organized training course on “Efficient Dairy Farm Management” on October 24-28, 2016. The week long training course was attended by 14 participants from Punjab and Sindh. The group included participants from Doctor’s Dairies & Feeds Karachi, Engro Foods Limited, Engro Dairy Farm Nara (Sukkar), besides various commercial farm owners and managers. Training emphasized on improving efficiency in dairy farming business from various aspects including feeding, breeding, housing, young-stock etc. Special attention was given to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure efficient dairy operation.
The training also included two days hands-on learning at the dairy farms. Participants got an opportunity to practically observe various farm operation and they were able to identify bottlenecks hindering efficiency. Senior trainers and experts with relevant experience were engaged to impart training in order to ensure maximum exchange of knowledge and skills. Participants also visited controlled shed as well as open shed housing system to evaluate performance of both system.
Course concluded with certificate distribution ceremony on Friday. Solve Agri Pak’s General Manager Dr. Waseem Shaukat and renowned livestock & agriculture specialist Mr. Hafiz Wasi Muhammad Khan were present at the occasion. In their feedback, training participants appreciated the course saying that course has helped them in improving their concept and experience of dairy farming in efficient manner. One of the participants from Engro Dairy Farm, Dr. Toufeeq while appreciated the course for its wonderful significance for commercial dairy farmers, emphasized the need to organize further advance courses exclusively for the corporate dairy farmers in order to remove bottlenecks at corporate dairy farms. Another participant, Mr. Bilal Mehdi said that he has been extremely satisfied with the course contents, trainers and the way it was organized.
In his address, Mr. Hafiz Wasi Muhammad Khan urged the participants to stay focused in their approach. He said that dairy farming can not succeed without passionate involvement of the owners as well as staff working at the farm. He congratulated participants on completing their course at SADI.
Solve Agri Pak’s General Manager Dr. Waseem Shaukat expressed his gratitude to organisations and individuals who realized the need of capacity building and decided to participate in this course. He appreciated the feedback from participants and ensured that SADI will continue evolving new courses as per market need. He urged the participants to spread their learnings from this training to their colleagues, clients and other people in order to multiply its impact. He said that SADI is true reflection of Solve Agri Pak’s vision, i.e. to become value adding partner in dairy, livestock & related agriculture sectors. Later certificates were distributed among participants.Share