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Kerala Livestock Development Board

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The Kerala livestock Development Board was formed in 1976 by integrating the Indo- Swiss Project Kerala and the Bull Station, Dhoni of the Dairy Development Department. It is a registered company fully owned by the Government of Kerala. KLD Board is one among the many agencies entrusted with the task of implementing the Breeding Policy of the State. This was instrumental in the development of the new cattle breed 'Sunandini'. Frozen Semen from different breed / grades of highly selected bulls are produced by the Board and supplied to 2400 odd Artificial Insemination centres run by agencies as Dept. of Animal Husbandry, Milk Unions etc. A progeny testing scheme for the selection of the breeding bulls to maintain continued genetic improvement of milch cattle is also implemented by the Board with Central assistance. Every year 40 young breeding bulls are the test according to this programme.

The Board has experimental breeding farms, training centre etc. The breeding programme was first launched at Mattuppetti under the aegis of Indo Swiss project. Frozen Semen technology was first introduced by the Indo Swiss project in 1965. The Board was the first agency to introduce a sire evaluation programme for crossbred bulls under field conditions in 1977. A computerized data processing system to monitor the programme was established in 1983.

The Board is undertaking Fodder Development in the State as one of their prime duties. High yielding varieties of fodder for different agro climatic conditions are selected and developed. The Training Centre is imparting training in various disciplines like frozen semen technology, fertility problems in female bovines, progeny testing under field conditions etc. A strong R & D team supports the programmes taken up by the Board. Embryo transfer Technology is fine tuned by the Research Team and the Board is now capable to supply embryos for field embryo transfer programme. Of late, the Board also started a pig breeding centre also.

Mattuppetti Farm
Mattuppetti is one of the most important centres of animal production and research in India. Started by the Indo Swiss Project Kerala in 1963, this farm has an area of 191 ha. Of this 113 ha. is developed into grazing lands for cattle. Mattuppetti is located at 1700 M above sea level near Munnar and is regarded as one of the most coveted spot of tourist attraction. Around 350 heads of cattle (65 bulls, 80 cows and 195 growing stock) are maintained by the farm. Around 800000 doses of frozen semen are produced annually.

The unit is controlled by Manager (AH) under whom the three sections as Animal Husbandry, Fodder and Semen Bank function. Altogether 9 officers, 23 staff and 143 permanent workers are employed here. The training centre organises practice oriented courses for veterinarians, para veterinarians and technicians in the field of animal production.

Peermed Farm

This unit was started in 1967 with its head quarters at Kolahalamed, 1100 M above sea level. It was originally intended to be a base station for the animal husbandry extension activities, this centre was later redesigned as a bull mother farm producing around 35 cross bred male calves annually. Later in 1993-94, this farm was converted into a buffalo semen production station. Around 150000 doses of frozen semen (buffalo) are produced annually. The farm has an area of 282 ha. The farm is controlled by a Deputy Manager (AH).

Kulathupuzha

This unit was established in 1974 for the production of frozen semen, with a capacity to keep 75 bulls. The station is situated in Kollam District. It also houses the Regional semen Bank also distributing frozen semen to the southern districts. The capacity of the farm was later enhanced to stall 105 animals and 800000 doses of frozen semen are produced annually. A goat unit was also started in 1990 but was later shifted to Dhoni.

Dhoni

Started by Dairy Development Department in 1972 as a bull station to keep pure Jersey bulls for production of Coconut Milk Extended semen (CME) to supply to the Cattle Improvement Assistants, this farm was later transferred to the Board in 1976. Frozen Semen production was started and this farm was converted into a bull mother farm. This farm was identified as a centre to coordinate the fodder production, quality control, packing and distribution. This farm has also become the second centre of training of the KLD Board.

The Goat project sanctioned to the Board for the development of Malabari goats by the Government of India is located at Dhoni. It was started in 1992-93. Around 800000 doses of frozen semen are produced at this centre. A new Regional Semen Bank was also started here in 1991-92. For organizing the frozen semen sale in bulk quantities to agencies outside Kerala a sale counter was also opened in Dhoni in 1989-90.

Puthur, Thrissur

This farm is of late start and is expected to be a pig breeding centre of international standards. The farm has an area of 39.7 ha. Around Rs.7 crores have been spent to start this farm. It has a capacity to maintain 2800 pigs and the Board has used the technical know how from Philippines. It has also imported around 90 piglets of three breeds from England with help of Swiss Government. It is expected to produce 10000 piglets every year by way of artificial insemination.

Regional Semen Banks

Regional semen Banks are at Kulathupuzha, Mavelikkara, Muvattupuzha, Chalakkudy, Dhoni, Puthuppady and Kannur catering to different AI centres of the State.

Training Centre

The Training Centre at Mattuppetty imparts training to technical personnel in the field of cattle breeding, frozen semen technology, AI techniques, fertility problems in female cattle, embryo transfer technology, fodder production etc.

Cattle Breeding and Progeny testing co-ordination centre, Muvattupuzha

All the cattle breeding research programmes are monitored from this station. The data on productive and reproductive parameters of the farm stock As well as the animals owned by the farmers in selected areas are compiled and analysed. Sire evaluation programme to select the best breeding bulls from each batch of breeding bulls is also on operation.

Seed Production units, Thodupuzha and Palakkad

Fodder seed production is carried out through these units. Around 10000 farmers of Idukki and Palakkad are involved in this programme. Around 50 MT of fodder seeds are collected annually.


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Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation

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The Corporation is engaged in the following programmes / projects / activities, to achieve the above set objectives:

1. Broiler Breeding Farm and Hatchery:

This project is established at Kudappanakunnu in Trivandrum district . The capacity of the project is to rear 25000 broilers parents at lay and to produce 56 lakhs chicks annually. The Broiler Breeding Farm and Hatchery is managed by well qualified and trained team of professional in the field. Latest scientific technology is adopted at all stages of production of day old broiler commercial chicks.

2. Layer Breeding Farm and Hatchery:

This project is established at Kottiyam in Kollam District. The capacity of the project is to rear Layer parents sufficient to produce 10 lakhs good quality day old commercial layer chicks. The Layer Breeding Farm and Hatchery is managed by well qualified and trained team of professionals in the field.

3. Poultry Dressing and Processing Plant:

The Corporation is in the process of establishing a Poultry Dressing and Processing Plant with a capacity to process 1000 birds per shift of 8 hrs with two shift operations. Latest, Semi Automatic Machineries are being installed at the Plant so as to produce hygienically dressed, processed and packed poultry meat. The meat shall be made available both in full chicken and in cut up parts, depending on the requirement of customers.

4. Step Scheme:

The Corporation is implementing a Government of India sponsored scheme under Support to Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for women living below poverty line at Malappuram district. Under this scheme, 1000 women beneficiaries are provided with necessary technical and financial assistance for establishing individual poultry production units of their own.

5. Integration through Organized Societies

The Corporation is in the process of organizing the poultry farmers of the state of Kerala under a three tier society system so as to protect their interests.

Products Available With the Corporation

1. Hatching Eggs

Eggs from healthy parent stock maintained on balanced nutrition under ambient temperature. Properly collected selected & stored as per the standards prescribed. Packing - cartons containing 210 eggs / cartons Price - Prevailing in the market Eggs of uniform colour, shape and size Clean shelled eggs High fertility Free of Salmonella organisms Experimentally proved for its quality

2. Commercial Broiler Chicks

Good quality chicks parent stock, free of diseases of vertical nature and professionally managed under ambient temperature. Good disease resistance. Acclimatized to any adverse climatic condition. Attains the desired body weight faster. Consumes less feed and gives more weight. Yields good dressing percentage. Less percentage of mortality. Packing cartons containing 51 chicks/cartons Price -Prevailing in the market.

3. Table Eggs (White & Brown)

Good quality, clean shelled eggs, Hygienically packed and stored Properly graded for its size and shape, Paking cartons containing 210 eggs / carton Price - Prevailing in the market.

4. Poultry Manure

Digested faecal wastes of poultry, Contains more than 50% organic substances hygienically packed sealed, Available in convenient packs, Packing as per specifications, Price- Prevailing in the market

5. Dressed: Full chicken or parts depending on requirements.

6. Quails / Ducks: Products as per requirements

7. Turkey /Quails: Products as per specification, packing as per the buyer specification or at international standards, Price - as prevailing in the market

Address:

Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation LTD.
Pettah (PO), 
Trivandrum

Farm: Kudappanakunnu,
Trivandrum,

Tele: 0471 2431568 /   2374636

Contact:

Managing Director

0471 2540916

Finance Manager

0471 2540347

Senior Manager (Technical)

0471 2431568

Hatchery Manager

0471 2431568

Marketing Department

0471 2540347


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Poultry Layers, Broilers, Piglings, Rabbits, Feed etc.

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Thiruvananthapuram

Regional Poultry Farm
Kodappanakkunu

Layer Chicks, 
Hatching Eggs

Kollam

Regional Poultry Farm, 
Kureepuzha

Turkey poults ,
hatching eggs

Alappuzha

Central Hatchery,
Chengannur

Day-old layer chick,
hatching and 
table eggs, 
turkey and duck feed, 
poultry equipments.

Pathanamthitta

Duck Farm, 
Niranam

Ducklings, 
hatching duck eggs.

Idukki

District Poultry Farm, 
Kolani, 
Thodupuzha

Layer Chicks and 
Pullets , Piglings

Ernakulam

Regional Poultry Farm,
Koovappady

hatching eggs, 
layer chicks

Palakkad

Regional Poultry Farm

Layer chicks, 
table eggs and 
hatching eggs.

Malappuram

District Poultry Farm, 
Atavanad.

Layer chicks

Kozhikode

Regional Poultry Farm, Chathamangalam.

Layer chicks, 
hatching eggs, 
Broiler Chicks, 
Japanese Quails and 
Rabbits.

Kannur

Regional Poultry Farm, 
Mundayad

Day-old layer chicks, 
grown up pullets, 
hatching and 
table eggs, Piglings.

Rabbits

District Livestock Farm, Kodappandakkunnu,Thiruvananthapuram. 
Breeds available:Angora, White Giant, New Zealand White, Soviet Chinchilla, Grey Giant

Regional Poultry Farm, Chathamangalam, Kozhikode.
Breeds Available: Angora, White Giant, New Zealand White, Soviet Chinchilla, Grey Giant

GOATS


Government Goat Farm
, Attapadi, Palakkad. 
Breed Available: Attapadi Black.


Government Goat Farm, Komeri, Kannur. 
Breed Available: Malabari.

Government Goat Farm, Parassala, Trivandrum. 
Breed Available: Malabari.


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Piglings

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Piglings


1. Pig breeding unit, Parassala
2. District livestock farm, Kodappanakkunnu
3. Pig Breeding Farm, Kappad, Kanjirappally
4. Pig breeding unit, Thalayolapparambu
5. Pig breeding unit, Kolani
6. Pig breeding unit, Ankamali
7. Pig breeding unit, Kunnamkulam
8. Pig breeding unit, Mundayad

Rabbits


District Livestock Farm, Kodappandakkunnu,Thiruvananthapuram.
Breeds available:
Angora, White Giant, New Zealand White, Soviet Chinchilla, Grey Giant
Regional Poultry Farm, Chathamangalam, Kozhikode.
Breeds Available: Angora, White Giant, New Zealand White, Soviet Chinchilla, Grey Giant


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Goat Farm

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Government Goat Farm, Attapadi, Palakkad

Breed Available: Attapadi Black

Government Goat Farm, Komeri, Kannur

Breed Available: Malabari

Government Goat Farm, Parassala, Trivandrum

Breed Available: Malabari


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