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Program Interventions

Livestock Development

Highlights 2016 :
  • AI Charges increased for ensuring sustainability of the CDCs during this Year.
  • 30 Cattle Development Centres are functioning in the post Sukhi Baliraja project through collection of AI charges and interest on Sustainability Fund. The average of AI in Post SBI are now increased to 100 from 70
  • 19 CDCs in Kopargaon were reporting through online mKrishi software and are paperless. Now additional 50 CDCs in Ksheerdhara and CLDP are reporting through online mKrishi software and are paperless. Total 69 CDCs are now reporting through mKrishi software and are paperless.
  • Four ( 4 ) new CDCs sanctioned by Sahyadri Sakhar Karkahana, Karad. (Masur-B, Kashil, Pusesavali and Mhasurne.)
  • Eighty three ( 83 ) Youths provided field training in AI, PD and preventive measures under Pashudhan MITTRA Training Programme.
  • One hundred fourteen ( 114 ) CDCs have attained financial sustainability.

Buck Introduction, Goat Platforms and Management Practices initiated in HDFC, BILT and MOIL Projects at Vidarbha The breakup of progress by CDCs supported by different sponsors is as follows:
Model CDC
1. DevelopmentProjects 97
2. Ksheeradhara 60
3. Cooperatives 40
4. Self Employed Youth (Post Project) 67
5. Franchisee 1
Total 265
Livestock rearing is traditionally undertaken by majority of farmers to supplement their income from agriculture. However, productivity of the livestock reared by the farmers is low due to a variety of reasons. Low awareness about improved livestock rearing practices is the main constraint for low productivity, in addition to genetic makeup of the livestock.

Efforts are therefore undertaken through various projects to address these constraints through transfer of appropriate technologies and provision of quality services. BAIF is maintaining an elite herd of Jersey and Holstein Friesian breeds at the Central Research Station, Urulikanchan to produce superior bulls for semen collection. The Semen Freezing Laboratory with ISO 9002 certification produces over 4.5 million doses of frozen semen annually. Embryo Transfer Technology for production of elite bulls and genetic conservation of indigenous breeds is the unique feature of this laboratory.

Aims and Objective:

  • Bringing down the age of first calving to 24 - 25 months.
  • Reducing inter calving period to 13 - 14 months.
  • Economic milk production
  • Clean milk production.

This program aims at providing services like preventive health, fodder development, technical advice; community organization; and training to local youths to acquire technical skills.


Approach:

The approach of the program is to provide door to door service to breed local cows, using superior quality breeds like Jersey and Holstein Friesian and improved breeds of buffaloes.


Main aspects of programme:

  • Establishment of cattle development centers (CDC)
  • Use of frozen semen for insemination
  • Follow-up of pregnant cows and buffalos till their calving
  • Training farmers in dairy practices and livestock management
  • Creating awareness about immunization and contagious diseases
  • Implementing preventive immunization program
  • Production of clean milk in a cost effective manner
  • Empowerment of groups of milk producing farmers.




 


The advantages:

  • Over 50% of the rural families owning cattle take benefit of the program;
  • The program uses the inferior quality livestock already owned by the farmers without any capital investment;
  • Efficient delivery of services and mentoring help the farmers to adopt improved technologies with greater efficiency;
  • Superior quality cattle and buffaloes produced under the program come into milk production at the age of 3 years and are valued at Rs.15,000-Rs.20,000. Thus these animals serve as a fixed deposit and help to overcome financial crisis;
  • Crossbred cows produced under the program yield over 2500 kg / lactation and generate a surplus of Rs.7000-Rs.8000 per year. Thus, a family can earn over Rs.18,000-Rs.20,000 per year with 3 crossbred cows and remain above poverty;
  • With the ownership of high yielding cattle and buffaloes, the farmers prefer to adopt stall feeding, which reduces the pressure on eco-system and enhances the production of farmyard manure useful for giving a boost to the farm production;
  • With high yielding animals, the farmers intend to reduce the herd size and thus the pressure on food and fodder supply would ease.

Livestock development program provides an excellent opportunity for women to earn their livelihood and ensure nutritional supplementation, particularly for their children. This program has enabled poor farmers to regain their confidence and produce good quality cattle. Door to door service has helped them to avail of timely services and to develop confidence in technology adoption.

This program has also conserved community pastures and forests and promoted organic farming, women empowerment and nutritional security through easy supply of milk and enhanced agricultural production.



Highlights

  • The highest number of inseminations in a month was performed again at CDC Masur. The center clocked 707 inseminations in the month of January 2013.
  • CDC Chikhali in Sangamner taluka performed the highest number of inseminations (4850) in the year followed by Sonewadi (4636), Masur (4527), Dhamori (3984) and Savli Vihir (3789).
  • mKrishi software for online realtime recording of AI and allied activities is in the final stage of testing.
  • Online MIS data entry of the CDC's monthly progressive report is under testing.
  • Supplied 19 bull calves born to high yielding crossbred cows from MITTRA's area of operation to Central Research Station, Uruli Kanchan. These bull calves will be raised as breeding bull for semen collection.
  • The average number of inseminations per month per center rose to 87.
  • Feed production unit under National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) has produced 7.5 tonnes of feed and provided service to farmers by grinding 23 tonnes of maize for feeding to cattle.
  • 45 Tonnes seed of fodder maize 'Aftrican tall' was produced under NAIP.
  • Ms. Dipali Bagul, the women Center Incharge under Godhan project, performed 30 inseminations in the month of March 2013 at CDC Bej , Kalwan taluka, Nashik district.

CALF RALLIES AND FARMER'S MEET (KISAN MELAWAS):
Calf rallies were undertaken at various cattle development centers in Vidarbha and Marathwada region. These rallies were attended by large number of farmers and presided over by people's representatives at block and district level.

PERFORMANCE AWARD FOR THE AI TECHNICIANS:
High performing center in charges are awarded cash prizes on the Foundation Day. 10 center in charges were awarded Rs. 3000/- and a Certificate of Merit for performance in the year 2011-12, at a function in the MITTRA's headquarters at Nashik on dated 30th August 2012.

BAIF is maintaining an elite herd of Jersey and Holstein Friesian breeds at the Central Research Station, Urulikanchan to produce superior bulls for semen collection. The Semen Freezing Laboratory with ISO 9002 certification produces over 4.5 million doses of frozen semen annually. Embryo Transfer Technology for production of elite bulls and genetic conservation of indigenous breeds is the unique feature of this laboratory.

Kapila cow

First crossbred heifer born to Kapila.

Shri Nagore in his Maiz fodder plot

Chaff Cutter


The breakup of progress by CDCs supported by different sponsors is as follows:

Group

Supported by

CDCs

Inseminations

1

Cooperatives

41

52,375

2

Development Projects (Godhan, Sunahara Kal, BILT, MAVIN, SBI)

136

61,460

3

Ksheerdhara

61

35,824

4

Post Project

22

20,211

5

Research

2

535

6

Franchise

1

4,205

 

Total

263

1,74,610


Region wise performance of the current year is as follows:

Regions

No. of cattle breeding centres

Artificial Inseminations

No. of Calves

     

Male

Female

Wastern

101

136094

27739

26331

Vidarbha

97

44429

7333

6792

Marathwada

24

27433

5971

5659

North Maharashtra

42

32650

5276

4950

Total

265

240606

46319

43732

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