Infrastructure

History Infrastructure Performance

Existing Infrastructure at Semen Station Khanna:

  • Semen Station has two Bull-sheds to maintain 36 bulls, separately available sheds for isolation of bulls, collection yard for semen collection, semen processing room, sterilization room, AV room, QCO room, washing room and semen store room
  • The Semen Station has 2 bull sheds with capacity of housing 36 bulls.  Facility for 36 bulls is as per MSP recommendation.  Each bull shed has pens for bulls with adequate loafing area, manger and water troughs with access to automatic drinking water facility all the time.
  • There is a semen collection yard measuring about 671 Sq Meters. The distance between the collection yard and the bull sheds is about 4 meters. There are four semen collection crates in the collection yard.
  • The semen processing lab is equipped with basic equipment required for processing the semen at present production level.  The work platform, parts of equipment and other items to be handled during the processing of semen are cleaned regularlyAfter the semen is processed in the semen processing lab, the frozen semen doses are kept in quarantine for 30 days before their dispatch to the Milk unions
  • There is also an isolation shed (to separately house any bull/bull calves suspected for disease) with a capacity to house 4 bulls away from the main herd.
  • There is a quarantine station located at Bassi Pathana, (Fatehgarh Sahib) which have 25 acre of land used for seed processing Milkfed of breeding seed of fodder. The bulls are kept here for 2 months and tested for major diseases like Tuberculosis, Johnin’s Disease, Brucellosis, IBR, etc before they are inducted to the rearing station and main herd of Semen Station.  This has a capacity to house about 8 animals
  • The Semen Station has about 38 Acre approx. of land under cultivation to meet the feeding requirement of the bulls. Out of 38 acres, only 6 Acres of land use for fodder production and rest of land for production of seed.  The major fodder varieties cultivated are Maize, Makchari, Oat, Barseem, Bajra, Sarson etc.