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The Dairy Development Department offers the following services to the farming community and to the general public.

  • Dairy extension and Advisory services in modern scientific cattle management, feeding, fodder cultivation, fodder preservation, utilization of farm waste, value addition by conversion of milk into milk products etc.
  • Preparation of schemes to be implemented by the department, LSGDs and other bankable schemes.
  • Assist farmers in establishing dairy units.
  • Provide information regarding mechanization of farm activities.
  • Provide planting materials for the propagation of fodder crops.
  • Provides training in various aspects of dairying.
  • Conducting exhibitions, contact classes, demonstrations etc.
  • Provide facilities for testing quality of milk to ensure safety of public health.
  • Test the quality of milk samples brought by public and provide the results.
  • Provide any information related to dairying as requested by the general public.
  • Assist farmers in organizing Dairy cooperatives for marketing surplus milk.
  • Conduct enquiries based on complaints received from public.

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Scheme

Service offered

Beneficiary

Contact person

How to avail

1.

Fodder production

Assisting dairy farmers for taking up fodder cultivation

Dairy farmer

Local Dairy Farm Instructor/ Dairy Extension Officer/
District Officer/nearby Dairy co-op.society

Frequent contact with the DESU/AIR farm news/News papers

2.

Dairy farmers contact programme

Conveying modern technology of dairy farming to the dairy farmers

Dairy farmer

Local Dairy Farm Instructor/ Dairy Extension Officer

Frequent contact with the District office & DESU

3.

District Level Cattle show

Providing a forum for the dairy farmers to present their professional problems & seek redressal. Experience sharing etc

Dairy farmer/Dairy Co-op Society

Deputy Director/ Dairy Extension Officer/Dairy Farm Instructor of the district

Frequent contact with the District office & DESU

4.

Milk Shed Development programme

Encouraging farmers having the necessary infrastructure & aptitude to set up  dairy farm unit consisting of 2 cow, 5 cow,  10 cow,20 cow units ,Heifer Rearing units, Need based assistance to dairy farmers, assistance for milking machine, etc.

Dairy farmer

Deputy Director/ Dairy Extension Officer/Dairy Farm Instructor of the district/Nearby DCS

Frequent contact with the District office & DESU/AIR farm news/News Paper

5.

Modernization of Dairy co-operatives

Assistance for newly registered societies, assistance for revival of defunct societies, providing assistance for improving the infrastructure for milk procurement and testing in the DCS etc.

Dairy Co-op Society

Deputy Director/ Dairy Extension Officer/Dairy Farm Instructor of the district

Frequent contact with the District office & DESU

 


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Schemes and Programmes

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The Department has statutory functions under the Kerala Cooperative Societies Act 1969 and the Milk Products Order 1992 issued by the Government of India under the Essential Commodities Act besides developmental programmes. As on 31-06-2010, there are 3503( 2552 Apcos and 616 Traditional ) Primary Dairy Cooperatives, 3 RegionalUnions and I Apex Federation (Commonly known as Milma) under the Administrative supervision of this department. 23 Dairies registered under the MMPO is being monitored by the department. The department is the nodal agency for Fodder Development and Rural Dairy Extension. Financial assistance is extended to dairy cooperatives in addition to technical advice. The dairy farmers, housewives, dairy cooperators and dairy cooperative employees are imparted training in different aspects at the Dairy Training Centres of the Department.

The state dairy laboratory at Trivandrum,  has modern facilities for conducting the chemical and microbial quality tests of milk and milk products. There is another laboratory at Alathur, Palakkad which is approved by the Gov. of India for testing milk and milk products under the provisions of MMPO

The Kerala Dairy Farmers Welfare Fund Board collects contributions from the primary Dairy Cooperatives and gives pension to the dairy farmers, above 60 years of age and implements other welfare schemes.

The main objectives of the Department are:

  1. To enhance milk production
  2. To enhance rural consumption of milk
  3. To provide facilities for profitable dairying
  4. Administration of Dairy cooperatives under the powers of Kerala Cooperative Societies Act.
  5. To register and control milk processing plants under Milk and Milk Products Regulation under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
  6. To check and ensure quality of milk produced and marketed in the state.

Fodder Production

Dairy development department is the Nodal Agency engaged in the fodder development activities in the state. In order to reduce the cost of production of milk and dairying profitable, the area under fodder cultivation has to be increased. To achieve this objective t various schemes are implementing through the department.

a.     Small holding fodder cultivation:

It is expected to cultivate fodder in farmers field depends on the availability of land with hybrid varieties of Stem cuttings.  Assistance shall be given for the cultivation expenses. For the farmers cultivating fodder below 30 cents ,the cuttings are to be made available to the farmers by the department on free of cost. An amount of Rs.10000/- per hectare will be given as assistance . ( Cultivation assistance Rs.7750/ - & cost of slips Rs.2250/-)

Registration fee – Rs.6/- per cent

b.     Promotion of Azolla cultivation :

Azolla was found to be a cheaper source for nutritious organic feed for dairy cattle and can grown under hygienic environment in homesteads. The cost of one unit is Rs.900/-. Beneficiaries shall be selected through Dairy co-operatives. Application shall be invited from progressive farmers and selected beneficiaries shall be registered under te scheme by charging a nominal registration fee of Rs.50/- per each beneficiary. Beneficiary shall be given Azolla multiplication units consisting of quality seeding materials, silpaulin sheet, Azofert, Azophose and harvesting net . these items shall cost Rs.375/- per unit, and cultivation assistance of Rs.125/- which shall be given as assistance to the farmer.

c.     Fodder cultivation Unit through DCS :

Fodder cultivation  units are established for cultivating new varieties of fodder in every districts in one Ha land. The unit can supply the fodder & cuttings on demand to other farmers at nominal rate. The Assistance per unit is Rs.15000/-.

d.     Fodder Tree cultivation :

Fodder trees like Agathi, Subabul etc. are raised in nurseries in every district and supplied  to farmers for propagation.  The tree leaves will improve the nutritive value of fodder and conserve soil. Nurseries can be raised by Dairy Societies, Kudumbasrees, NGOs etc . They will get an assistance of Rs.2.50/- per tree.

e.     Cultivation of Short duration Fodder crops:

Maize, sorghum and Cowpea are the short duration fodder crops to be cultivated as intercrop or in between two cultivation of paddy. The seeds are supplied free of cost .

f.       Irrigation Assistance :

This Scheme envisages to provide irrigation assistance for existing model fodder plots (minimum area - 50 cents) having water source.  Pump sets, storage tanks, connecting hose etc. can be purchased under this scheme. 50% subsidy limited to Rs. 10000/- is given to each unit.

g.     Fodder Marketing Centres:

This scheme envisages promoting fodder cultivation extensively by the introduction of fodder marketing   units. The present shortage  in the availability of fodder can be met only by providing sustained market for the same. Even though there is widespread demand for fodder, one of the major constraints is the lack of transportation facility to market the same .In this scheme assistance will be provided to units like individuals, organizations, groups etc to collect cut fodder from where it is available in plenty to those areas where there is a great demand.

Two units will be established in 2 different major milk producing blocks. Each unit is supposed to handle 50 tones of fodder. An amount of Rs 50000 (50% subsidy) as assistance will be provided per unit after verification by DEO/DFI

h. Assistance for Mechanization in Fodder harvesting :

Fodder cultivation has to compete with cash crops for space & time Mechanization will encourage the dairy farmers to take up fodder production on commercial basis. It includes providing machineries like harvester, chaff cutter, etc. This will help in reducing the labour cost and thereby reduce the cost of production of milk. Use of chaff cutters will prevent wastage of fodder and improve its intake and thus help in easy assimilation of the nutrients. The project envisages providing financial assistance for the purchase of machinery based on the requirement of the beneficiary. 50 % of the cost of the machinery or Rs 5000/- whichever is less will be provided as assistance.

i. Massive fodder cultivation:

The project envisages establishing fodder cultivation in 10 nos, of  1 ha land each  by Dairy co-operatives, NGO’s, individuals etc, especially on river basins. The project aims  to replicate the Koyippuram model, which is hailed as a success story in the field of  fodder cultivation programmes.

Priority should be given to the land near the river basins. Unit size of area that has to be brought under fodder cultivation is a minimum of 1 hectare / group. There shall be no upper limit. Beneficiaries under this scheme shall be given, off campus training by any one of the DTC of the Department. Assistance for the scheme is Rs.25000/- per unit.

Milk Shed Development Programme

a.   Milkshed development Programme was implemented in the State to boost up the cattle population . Induction of animals has helped in sustaining the milk production of the State. The project Milk shed Development Programme is aimed at bringing more farmers/entrepreneurs in to the sector and to maintain the productivity of crossbred cow and to create awareness to the farmers in adopting scientific management in cattle farming.  In order to achieve above goal assistance for starting Dairy farm units with 2 animals, 5 animals , 10 & 20 animals , Heifer rearing unit etc are included in the scheme.

The cow/buffaloes should be purchased from neighbouring states of Kerala. The selected beneficiary for Dairy Unit has to remit Rs.100/- as registration fee. The beneficiaries of the 5 animal and 10,20 animal units have to cultivate fodder in 50 cents and one acre respectively. Each beneficiary has to construct cattle sheds as per the directions of the Department. Loan has to be channeled through financial institutions by the beneficiary for Dairy units if needed.  For 20/ 10/5/2 animal units beneficiaries can purchase Buffaloes or cows or both within the unit.

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Projects

Unit cost

Unit subsidy

1

2 animal units

48400

15000

2

5 animal units

142750

50000

3

10 animal units

279500

80000

4

20 animal units

570000

150000

5

Heifer rearing unit

908650

450000

6

Godhanam (one additional cow)

22100

10000

b. Need based assistance to progressive Dairy farmers

The level of mechanization among farms engaged in dairying is very low. This project envisages improving the penetration of technology into these dairy farms and thus improving productivity and overall profitability.

Those dairy farmers having 5 animals and above are the beneficiaries of this project.

The beneficiaries who want to reap the rewards must purchase dairy farm equipments and present the bill for getting the eligible 50 %  or maximum of Rs 10000/-. The farm equipment or a combination of equipments can be purchased as per his requirement from the provided list of equipments eligible for the aid.

The  equipments which can be purchased are :

Milk cans, Rubber mat, Automatic water bowl, Generator, Irrigation system (sprinkler system), pump and motor, Misters / Sprinklers, Cattle shed renovation, Slurry Pump, Silage bunker, Biogas plant, Wheel barrow, Bulk cooler, Solar water heater, Fan for cattleshed, Air compressor ,Digging of open well or bore well, Organic manure – vermin compost manufacturing unit.,  Weighing machine, Veterinary care equipments, Hand operated packing machine, Cream separator , Dehorning equipments, tattooing equipments ,Urea enrichment pit, Automatic shed cleaning equipment etc.

The farmer will get assistance of 50% of the cost to a maximum limit of Rs 10000/.

C. ASSISTANCE FOR  PURCHASE OF MILKING MACHINE

It may be noted that many dairy farmers quit the sector mainly due to lack of experienced milkers . Completely automatic milking machines are available in the market which is very useful to the farmers. This scheme envisages providing financial assistance for purchase of milking machines by dairy farmers who own more than five milch animals. Beneficiary can purchase Machines from companies approved by the Department. The subsidy amount will be 50% of the total cost subject to a maximum of Rs 20000/-.

RURAL DAIRY EXTENSION & ADVISORY SERVICES

A.Dairy Farmers Contact Programme

This programme aims for the  transfer of  technology from Reserch Stations/Universities to the farmers at the village level. It is being conducted at NGO, dairy co-operatives level and also by interaction with farmers directly. An amount of Rs.500/- is provided for meeting the expenditure of farmers contact programme.

The objectives of this scheme are:-

  1. To provide platform for the dairy farmers to gettoghter and share informations about  modern scientific practices in Dairy Cattle Management.
  2. To get feed back from the farmers so as to get enough relevant materials for policy and programme formulation.
  3. To promote interaction among dairy farmers.

 

B. Quality Awareness Programme (QAP)

 

Quality Awareness Programme is conducted with the help of Dairy Co-operatives, NGOs and other farmer groups to create an awareness among the milk producers in maintaining the quality of milk and milk products produced and marketed.  It helps the farmers to get better price and in maintaining good quality of milk pooled at the society so that losses due to spoilage is minimized.  For conducting one programme Rs.2500/- is allocated.

 

C. Consumer Interface Programme

Consumer Interface Programme is a programme organized once in a year as a special drive during Onam season or other festive occasions when there is a possibility of poor quality milk making inroads into the state’s urban market due to increased demand. The CIP envisages to create awareness among the consumers about the organoleptic, physical and chemical qualities of milk and possible adulterants and precautions to be taken to avoid health hazards. It is organized with the help of Residents Associations and other consumer forums preferably at townships. It is conducted by the QCO of respective district. Amount of Rs. 5000/- is provided for the purpose.

 

D. District &Block Level Cattle Show And Seminars

The main objectives of the scheme are:-

(1)     To provide a forum for the dairy farmers to present their professional problems and seek redressal for it collectively.

2)  Exchange of information for motivation of better cattle management.

3)     Exchange of information and promoting growth of Dairy Cooperative Sector.

The scheme envisages to organise a programme where representatives of the Dairy Cooperatives in the district and the Dairy Farmers are brought together for purposeful dialogue. Information exchange will be achieved by conducting group discussions,Dairy Quiz, Cattle Shows, Fodder Exhibitions, various competitions, etc. The dairy farmers will be honoured for their expertise as demonstrated by the quality of the animals and fodder crops maintained by them. The Dairy Cooperative Societies which show extraordinary performance will be honoured. A minimum number of 750 farmers will participate in this programme. The prizes will be arranged by mobilising sponsorship by the business community. Every year 14 District shows and 138 Block shows  will be arranged throughout the state. An amount of Rs. 10000/- for each block show and Rs. 50000/- for the district shows will be provided.

CATTLE FEED SUBSIDY

The project aims to subsidize the milk production cost by meeting Rs. 1/- for every one kg of cattle feed purchased by the producer from the Dairy co-operatives in the state based on the quantity of milk poured to the society and to enhance milk production, procurement in lean / summer season. All the milk producers in the state covered by Dairy Co-operative Societies are benefited through the scheme for sustainable milk production. The subsidized feed is given to the producers against the procurement of milk from every producer. The incentive is calculated on the basis of procurement. For One litre of milk poured at the Dairy Co-operative Society, the farmer is eligible to get 40 paisa.

  • Reduce the cost of milk production and the investment in dairy production is facilitated
  • Encouragement to new entrepreneurs

MODERNIZATION OF DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES

A.   Operational Assistance To Newly Registered Societies:

The scheme envisages giving financial support to  newly registered societies.   The total amount eligible to a Dairy Co-operative Societies is Rs 25000/ -.

B.  Assistance for revival of Defunct Societies

Department have taken measures to revive the defunct DCS and make them viable. Initially the society is in need of working capital to pay the milk value, office expenses, establishment charges, equipments, transport etc. The assistance of Rs. 20000/- per DCS  helps to meet the initial expenses.

C.   Assistance for the purchase of Chemicals, Glass wares &  Repair of lab equipments

The project aims to provide assistance to Dairy Co-operative Societies for purchasing chemicals & glassware's for testing, Repairing of lab equipments like Milk O Tester & Centrifuge etc.

The scheme provides assistance at the rate of Rs 5000/- per Dairy Co-operative Societies. Preference will be given to traditional co operative societies.

D.    Scheme For Construction of Milk Collection Room

The objective of the scheme is to assist Dairy Co-operative Societies to construct a milk collection room for the hygienic milk collection.

Eligibility

Dairy Co-operative Societies will be eligible for assistance only if the subsidies/ assistance received from all sources has not exceed 50 % of approved estimate.

The assistance will be Rs 50000/ of the estimated cost. And assistance / subsidy received from all other sources shall not exceed 50 % of the approved estimate.

E. Need Based Assistance to Dairy Co-operative Societies

The scheme envisages, giving assistance Dairy Co-operative Societies according to their need. Assistance of 50% of the total cost or to a maximum of Rs 25000 will be provided. Assistance will be given to the following items only.

Purchase & installation of pump, Construction of Bore well / open well, Purchase of office furniture, Renovation of milk collection & distribution rooms, Computerization, Construction of compound wall, extension of existing building,  Godown, Rewiring / Electrical repairs, Solar water heater, Can scrubbers, Milk cans, Milk product making equipments, Generator, Cream Separator, Bulk Milk Cooler, Deep Freezer and any items based on the project submitted by the DCS and approved by the Director.

 


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About Dairy Development Department

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The Director of Dairy Development is the Head of the Department with Headquarters at Pattom, Trivandrum. The District offices are headed by the Deputy Directors of Dairy Development. The cutting edge level of the department is the Dairy Extension Service Unit (DESU), functioning under a Dairy Extension Officer (DEO) at Block level. The District Milk Quality Control Unit headed by an Assistant Director of Dairy Development i.e. Quality Control Officer(QCO) is attached to the respective district office. There are five Dairy Training Centres of the Department viz at Trivandrum, Oachira, Kottayam, Alathur and Kozhikode each headed by a Deputy Director of Dairy Development/Principal. The Sewage farm at Valiathura, Trivandrum functions under a Deputy Director of Dairy Development/ Superintendent.

Mission and Vision of the Department

Vision

To take a lead role in making the state self sufficient in milk production and fodder production, strengthening the Dairy 
Co-operative sector, thereby ensuring fair price for the milk producers and quality milk food for the general public.

Mission
•    To sustain the growth rate in milk production to bridge the demand-supply gap and attain the annual milk production target of 35 Lakh Metric Tonnes by 2012
•    To promote quality forage production for economic milk production.
•    To bring 3 Lakh more farmer members under the dairy co-operative sector.
•    To develop and propagate cost-effective strategies for sustainable dairy farming.
•    To strengthen the dairy extension network in the state thereby propagating the growing importance of milk production for food security.
•    To achieve sustained growth in the availability of quality milk and milk products for the burgeoning population of Kerala.
•    To increase the per capita consumption of milk by popularizing milk and milk products.

Organisation Structure

The Director of Dairy Development is the Head of the Department. The Directorate is situated at Trivandrum. There are 14 district offices each headed by a Deputy Director of Dairy Development. In each district, there are Dairy Extension Service Units at the Block Level. The Extension Service Unit is the cutting edge level of the department and is headed by Dairy Extension Officer. The Dairy Extension Officer reports to the District Deputy Director who in turn reports to the Director. In addition to this there are 14 District Quality Control Units. Each unit is headed by an Assistant Director who is designated as Quality Control Officer. The Director is assisted at the Directorate by 2 Joint Directors, 3 Deputy Directors, an Administrative Officer, Finance Officer, and supporting staff.

Line departments, Institutions and organizations under the department: (pdf)

NO: OF DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES AS ON 31 JUNE 2010

REGION

DISTRICT

DAIRY CO-OPERATIVESOCIETIES

APCOS

TRADITIONAL

TOTAL

Trivandrum

Trivandrum

329

81

410

 

Kollam

270

64

334

 

Pathanamthitta

188

16

204

 

Alappuzha

241

26

267

Ernakulam

Kottayam

231

31

262

 

Idukki

184

31

215

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernakulam

325

19

344

 

Trichur

213

69

282

Malabar

Palakkad

293

23

316

 

Malappuram

211

33

244

 

Kozhikode

207

32

239

 

Wayanad

53

2

55

 

Kannur

149

61

210

 

Kasaragod

113

8

121

Total


2552

616

3503

Major Functions of the department

The Department has statutory functions under the Kerala Co-operative Societies Act 1969 and the Milk Products Order 1992 issued by the Government of India under the Essential Commodities Act besides developmental programmes. There are 3138 Primary Dairy Co-operatives (as on 31-03-2002), 3 Regional Unions and I Apex Federation (Commonly known as Milma) under the Administrative supervision of this department. 18 Dairies registered under the MMPO is being monitored by the department. The department is the nodal agency for Fodder Development and Rural Dairy Extension. Financial assistance is extended to dairy co-operatives in addition to technical advice. The dairy farmers, housewives, dairy co-operators and dairy co-operative employees are imparted training in different aspects at the Dairy Training Centres of the department.


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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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