Products of milk and meat were the main attraction on day one of Pashu Palan Mela, organised by the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) on the campus.
The College of Dairy Science and Technology has developed more than three dozens of products. The Department of Livestock Products Technology has developed about 40 products and College of Fisheries more than 10 value added products.
In this mela, new value added products — low-fat Vitamin D fortified yoghurt, fruit yoghurt — were also introduced apart from milk adulteration detection kit. Chicken meat biscuits were selling like hot cakes which have a storage life of more than six months and have 25-27% protein content, essential amino acids and fatty acids whereas vegetarian biscuits have 4-6% protein content only and lack essential nutrients. Besides, there were protein-rich chicken meat soup, chicken meat waddi and a few other products.
Fiber-rich functional chicken meat momos were also being enjoyed by the farmers.
The College of Fisheries developed products like fish fillets, steaks and cutlets prepared from carp fishes. Other spineless fish species were displayed.
Besides ornamental fishes, integrated fish-cum-duck farming model and many varieties of food fishes were also displayed for demonstration to the farmers. The university had already transferred about 10 technologies to entrepreneurs, said V-C V K Taneja.