Provides consultancy for construction of modern dairy farms for private entrepreneurs.
The Kerala Livestock Development Board, successor of Indo Swiss Project, is the pioneer in the field of Dairy cattle cross breeding and frozen semen Technology. KLDB was the first agency in India to start sire evaluation programme for cross bred bulls under field conditions in 1977. Kerala Livestock Development Board is the state level implementing agency of the NPCBB (National Project on Cattle and Buffallo Breeding) scheme. Two semen stations of KLDB (Mattupatty and Dhoni) are graded as “A” and Kulathupuzha as “B” by CMU of Government of India
Activities and achievements of KLDB
1.High Tech Bull Mother Dairy Farms :
Hi-tech dairy farm at Kulathupuzha established by KLDB is the first hi-tech dairy farm in India under government sector. It will be a model hi-tech bull mother dairy farm with all the latest technologies on feeding, milking, shed management and recording practices as a model in the state for production of bull calves for breeding programme and supply of high producing females calves to farmers by importing Embryos, Frozen Semen, and Sexed semen. Two more Hi-tech dairy farms will also be established at Mattupatty and Kolahalamedu
2. Ksheeradhara Project :
This is an ambitious project for increasing milk production of the state. Objective of the programme is to produce and maintain high yielding cows and thereby increasing the milk yield in the state. Frozen semen of purebred HF and Jersy bulls with dam’s yield above 8000Kg-10,000 Kg is used for the selective breeding of high producing milch animals identified through ‘GOREKHA’ programme
3. Gosuraksha :
I and II phases of this project have been implemented in Palakkad and Alappuzha districts. The III phase is in underway in 11 districts of the state. This centrally sponsored scheme is implemented for providing insurance coverage to the cattle population including calves. The scheme will provide 50% subsidy on the premium payable.
4. Goat Semen Bank &Goat AI :
Establishment of a goat semen station in Dhoni is in progress. The objective of the project is to strengthen Goat AI network with buck semen and dissemination of Malabary germplasm in the Kerala.When established, it will be the first of its kind in the country
5. Joint Venture Project with Sree Chitra Institute :
Animal Tissue culture projectin collaboration with Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences is for the production of heart valve .Risk free herd of KLDB is being used for the production of de-cellularised animal tissues for the production of Heart Valves for transplantations.
6. Fodder Pelleting Unit :
Construction works of the Fodder pelleting Unit has started at Dhoni. The processing unit to be established will have a capacity to produce around 30 MT of fodder block & 15 MT of fodder pellets per day.
7. State of Art Modern Bull Farms :
KLDB has taken steps to modernize Mattupatty and Dhoni Bull Farms to meet the requirements of the Minimum Standards Protocol(MSP) of the Government of India for semen stations.
8. Consultancy (LIVECON) :
KLD Board is the In-House consultant to CSFP & TI Hassergatta, Banglore & Rajasthan Livestock Development Board for semen Bank construction. We also provide consultancy for construction of modern Farms for Private entrepreneurs.
9. R&D on Fodder production :
The major activities includes introduction of forage crops from other states, screening, selection and release of promising varieties and fodder seed / slips production from promising varieties for distribution through Dairy Development and local governments
10. Training in Animal Husbandry activities and Fodder Production :
KLDB has a long experience and expertise in offering the required training to the professionals, technicians and farmers in breeding, fodder production, dairy management, goat and pig production.KLD Board has established training centers at Dhoni and Mattupatty.
Source : Agriculture & Industry Survey [/hidepost]