Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana has organized one week “Specialized Goat farming” training programme in the department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry extension. Dr. H.K. Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU , during the valedictory session said that diversification of livestock sector is moving at a very fast pace, where in, the Veterinary University is always working to improve the socio-economic status of the livestock owners by providing them with recent inputs. He added that Goat farming is getting momentum in the state as rural youth especially farm women are taking lead by getting training from Veterinary University. It is pertinent to mention here that Veterinary University is providing training to farm women free of cost. A Goat management cum reproduction calendar, a handy tool has been developed by university as a ready reckoner for doing various operations and also keeping vigil on reproduction by using this tool. He informed that Beetle goat is one of the best breed of the country and farmers can get maximum benefits from this breed, which is the native of Punjab. Dr S K Kansal, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education informed that a total of 42 trainees, including two women trainees from different parts of Punjab have participated in this training programme. Technical knowledge on latest nutritional and health management; housing; effective first aid management; vaccination; deworming; breed improvement; value addition of milk; reproductive and seasonal management were provided. Trainees were also imparted theoretical, as well as practical know-how of Goat rearing and hands-on-practice on recording basic vital parameters like rectal temperature, respiration rate; restrain; calculating age of Goats with dentition will be made. He further apprised that Veterinary varsity is organizing training programmes round the year for livestock farmers, which can prepare a trainee to become good entrepreneur in the field of Dairy/ Poultry/ Goat/ Pig or Fish farming. Farmer has just to fill a form first, which can be obtained from Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education or downloaded from website www.gadvasu.in. University is publishing various books in local language and monthly Punjabi magazine for benefit of farmers. One can contact at Farmer help line number 0161-2414005.