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5-Days hands-on training on ‘Cheese Making’ concludes at UVAS

LAHORE (07-04-23): The Department of Dairy Technology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab (L&DD) under the project of ‘Capacity Building of dairy farmers & industry stakeholders on milk value chain’ organised concluding ceremony of five days hands-on training on cheese making at City Campus on Friday.

Secretary Livestock Muhammad Masood Anwar presided over the concluding ceremony of training and distributed certificates among participants while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Chairman Department of Parasitology Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf, Principal Para Veterinary Institute Karor Lal Eason Layyah Dr Absar Ahmad Randhawa, Convener UVAS flood relief campaign Prof Dr Muhammad Ijaz, Project Director Dr Muhammad Junaid and 20 participants/professionals from public and private sectors including dairy farmers, stakeholder, veterinary officers and food technologist were present.

Meanwhile, Secretary Livestock Muhammad Masood Anwar also distributed appreciation certificates among faculty members & UVAS Extension Club students who contributed their lead role in successful conducted livestock distribution ceremony at Para Veterinary Institute (PVI) Karor Lal Eason, Layyah (sub-campus of UVAS) under the initiative “Economic revival of flood affected families”.

Speaking on the occasion, Masood Anwar said that UVAS is imparting innovative practical knowledge & skills to dairy professionals and contributing its vital role as a hand holder. He said UVAS also playing its lead role like a philanthropist for enhancing competencies of dairy stakeholder/professionals regarding milk value chain, supply chain & shelves life. He advised participants to spread knowledge with other professionals which learnt from training.

Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that it is necessary to create awareness among public/dairy through social media by utilizing modern technology to boost dairy sector. He said UVAS is still serving for the economic revival of flood affected families by providing them pregnant dairy animals.

During five days training experts imparted theoretical, practical knowledge, techniques and skills to participant regarding food safety management systems in dairy industry, introduction of cheese & role of pasteurization in cheese production, practical demonstration & production of soft, hard & artisan cheese, nutritional facts and health benefits of cheese, fostering entrepreneurship through business incubation, industry analysis, market strategy, promotion and advertisement of cheese variants etc.