Kongu Nattu Kalnadai Thiruvizha — 2015 (cattle fest), a two-day event, has been organised at Samathur on Pollachi- Valparai Road, Coimbatore on Friday and Saturday (February 6 and 7) by the Vanavarayar Foundation to promote agrarian economy.
The programme was expected to serve as a platform for farmers and traders to build new partnerships and generate new business opportunities.
Programme adviser K Baskarasethupathy told reporters here on Thursday that hundreds of cows, including the indigenous breeds such as Kangeyam, Ongole, Tharparker and Gir would be on display in the exhibition. “Varieties of cross bred cows, buffaloes, rams and horses will also be exhibited,” he said.
He said experts in various domains would speak on topics that would address needs of farmers of this region. Stalls would be put up by feed, medicine and farm equipment manufacturers, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University on the latest farm machinery, breeding, production, nutrition and product technology, health management, disease control in dairy and livestock farming and dairy equipment.
Organisers said that they have created awareness among farmers through Aavin and a few private dairies and through feed manufacturers to take part in the event.