- In a national level project to enhance milk production Kerala plays a key role
- The three cattle semen production stations of the Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB) have been awarded A grade by the Union Ministry of Agriculture, following a biennial assessment in 2013.
- By providing various funding schemes the productivity of milch animals is likely to grow
- KLDB Managing Director Jose James told that the three stations were graded under the minimum standards protocol for production of quality frozen semen and are capable of producing more than 30 lakh doses of semen every
- The stations regularly supply frozen bull semen to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, apart from domestic dairy farmers.
- The farms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including semen banks, computerised semen analysers and integrated production systems that enable a semen sample to be traced back to the animal from which it was drawn
- If Kerala doubles the current frozen semen production then will be a great contribution to national cattle semen pool.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/national-dairy-plan-state-to-play-key-role/article6047691.ece