Namostute Innovators LLP, in association with Nestle India, organized the third edition of the “Food and Fodder Solutions Show” in Haryana, India’s first-ever live show to spread awareness about the importance of the Silage in the cattle feed and thus, ultimately on the dairy farming businesses’ profits. Various reputed companies working in the Agri-tech sector, partnered with the Namostute Innovators LLP to make this event a success despite the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These partnering companies included Bayer, Yara, Lutim Pharma, Claas, Foragen, Trouw Nutrition, and New Holland Tractors.
The event was organized during the time of lockdown with the restricted participants, with all of them strictly following the social distancing norms issued by the government. The event was designed to discuss the importance of “Income, Understanding, and Adaptability to the Latest Technique and Farming”.
Many renowned personalities were part of the show including Dr.Arvind Malik and Dr. Naveen Soni (Nestle India), Dr.Ravinder Singh, Mr. Aniruddha Banerjee, Mr. SP Singh and Mr. Sunil (Bayer India), Mr. Manoj Sharma (Lutim), Mr. Rajan (President-Haryana Dairy Farmers Association) and Mr. Porus Mehla (Secretary- Haryana Dairy Farmers Association). Some of the very successful progressive farmers were part of this event, including Mr. Nirmal Singh, Varinder Singh Chouhan, and Mr. Rajan.
During the show, Dr. Arvind Malik said that in order to make the dairy farming business successful, it is important to give attention to the balanced diet of the Cattle. He also discussed the importance of Silage as a balanced feed to the Cattle and factors that should be taken care of while preparing the land, sowing, and using fertilizers for Silage.
Mr. Aniruddha Banerjee, while addressing the farmers, told that how Bayer is continuously working for more than 150 years towards its motto “SCIENCE FOR BETTER LIFE” and trying to make a positive change in global agricultural production with modern technology.
Mr.Porus discussed the importance of Silage and its importance in increasing productivity and reducing the cost of production. He also discussed the issue that the dairy farmers in Haryana were facing in which they knew how to make Silage, but they were not aware of how to make a good quality Silage and reap the maximum benefits from it. Mr. Manoj Sharma discussed the importance of soil testing in agriculture and especially, for growing Silage. He also said that the small farmers and dairy farmers usually avoid this aspect because of the lack of resources.
Dr. Ravinder Singh discussed why Silage made from Corn is best for cattle used in the dairy farming business. Mr. Singh also showed the live demo to test corn before using it for Silage making and he also answered the questions of farmers who participated in the event. Apart from this, farmers were also suggested some tips for maintaining the pit, where Silage needs to be kept for Cattle.