The Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (MILKFED) came into life in the year 1973 to improve dairy farming in the state of Punjab. The primary aim was to provide a lucrative milk market to the state milk producers by value addition and marketing of produce. Another of its objective was to provide technical inputs for the enhancement of milk production.
Though the federation was registered quite earlier, it came into its real form in the year 1983 when the milk plants of the former Punjab Dairy Development Corporation Limited were granted to the Cooperative Sector under Operation Flood. The move was carried out in the state to provide better deal to the farmers and better products to the customers.
MILKFED is set-up as a three tier system with Federation as the apex body at the State Level, Milk Unions at the District Level and Cooperative Societies at the village level. The organization has continuously advanced towards its coveted objectives well defined in its bylaws.
For productivity enhancement, Calf Nutrition during all stages of growth is very critical, which has not got due attention in the recent past. Even if adult animal are well fed, they are not able to produce milk up to their full potential, since these animals were not...