CLFMA OF INDIA in collaboration with the Department of Animal Nutrition, GADVASU organized a Seminar on “Feed Ingredients: Supply, Price and Alternatives”

CLFMA OF INDIA hosted a seminar on “Feed Ingredients – Supply Price and Alternatives” on May 11, 2024, in collaboration with the Department of Animal Nutrition, GADVASU, in Ludhiana. The event was supported by the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association, the All Feed Millers Association of Punjab, and the Animal Nutrition Society of India.

Mr. Suresh Deora, Chairman of CLFMA OF INDIA, delivered the Welcome Address and introduced the association to all participants. Mr. Daljeet Singh Gill, President of PDFA, discussed “Opportunities for Dairy Farmers of Punjab.” Mr. Ashok Kumar, President of AFMA, addressed the “Challenges for Feed Millers in Punjab.” Dr. A.P.S. Sethi, Secretary of ANSI, explained how ANSI can support both the industry and farmers.

Dr. Rameshwar Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Bihar Animal Sciences University, graced the seminar as the Guest of Honour. He extended an invitation to the dairy farmers of Punjab to train their counterparts in Bihar and discussed maize production in the state. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of GADVASU, attended as the Chief Guest and spoke about the potential of GM crops, promising full support from the university.

Mr. S. V. Bhave, Past Chairman of CLFMA OF INDIA, discussed “Recent Trends in the Biofuel Industry.” Mr. Sanjit Padhi, Advisor to the All India Distillers Association, addressed the availability of DDGS in India. Dr. Ruchika Bhardwaj, a millets breeder from PAU, highlighted the importance of millets in animal feeds. Dr. Amit Sharma, Assistant Professor at GADVASU, provided detailed insights on the use of DDGS in animal feeds. The seminar concluded with Mr. Divya Kumar Gulati, Deputy Chairman of CLFMA OF INDIA, delivered the vote of thanks.

Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) is a valuable protein source produced by ethanol manufacturers using rice or maize. Rice DDGS contains 43-45% protein, while maize DDGS contains 26-28% protein. It can be used in animal feeds at levels of 1-5%. For optimal use, DDGS should have a moisture content of no more than 11%, be free from aflatoxins, and not be over-processed.

Dr. Udeybir Singh Chahal, Head and Professor, Department of Animal Nutrition and President, ANSI played an important role in organizing the event. Dr. Dinesh Bhosale was the Master of the Ceremony. Approximately 150 participants from various sectors attended the event.