National Dairy Plan: State to Play Key Role

Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB)
  • 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.
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