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 Southern Regional Research Centre (SRRC) of ICAR-CSWRI, Mannavanur organized three days self-sponsored Hands-on training program for broiler rabbit farmers on “Technological Updates in Profitable Broiler Rabbit Production” during 07-09, June 2022, wherein thirteen (13) farmers from Erode, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts attended. This is the second in the training series, planned for the year 2022-23.

The training program was inaugurated on 07.06.2022 and the event was presided by Mr.Kiran, Manager, PNB, Mannavanur. Dr.P.Thirumurugan, Officer Incharge, SRRC, Mannavanur welcomed & oriented the trainees about the program and thanked Dr. Arun Kumar Tomar, Hon’ble Director, ICAR-CSWRI for his encouragement and support in conducting this training series. Mr. Kiran, in his speech, explained about the various credit facilities available at PSU banks for the benefit of the rabbit farmers. Overall, the training was executed in “Hands-on” manner by the scientific staff of SRRC viz., Dr.Thirumurugan, Dr.Jegaveera Pandian, Dr.Nagarajan & Dr.Pachaiyappan along with Dr. Rajapandi & Mr. Murali.  All the facets of rabbit production management viz., feeding, breeding, health, shelter, marketing & other aspects of the management were updated to the trainees in the theory sessions and all the practical sessions viz., rabbit handling, restraining, sexing & breeding techniques, pregnancy diagnosis, broiler rabbit slaughter techniques & primal cuts, post mortem examination, nest-box management, record keeping and drug administration were taught in Hands-on” manner.

Dr.A.S.Rajendiran, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CSWRI, and Dr.R.Selvakumar, Associate Professor, Vet. College & Research Institute, TANUVAS, Theni delivered guest lectures on 09.06.2022 & 08.06.2022, respectively. Dr.Rajendiran shared his vast experience in rabbitry to the trainees in online lecture while Dr.Selvakumar addressed the trainees in person at SRRC, Mannavanur. Valedictory session of the program was held on 09.06.2022. Dr.P.Thirumurugan, Officer Incharge, SRRC, Mannavanur chaired the session and evaluated the participants on the knowledge update after training which was found good. He also obtained their feedback on the training program which was highly satisfactory. Dr.S.Jegaveera Pandian, Sr. Scientist presented the training report and Dr.Pachaiyappan K, Scientist coordinated the training program.