As a result of continuous extension of dairying by Milkfed, the farmers are fully convinced about the importance of high yielding forages for increasing milk production at low cost, thereby getting a substantial margin from the trade. Considering the shortage and non availability of fodder seed, Milkfed started its own Fodder Seed Production and Distribution Programme and has established Fodder Seed Processing Plant at Bassi Pathana in district Fatehgarh Sahib. The unit has processing and grading capacity of 15 MTs of seed per day.
During the year 2014-15, 6296.18 qtls. of maize, barseem and oats fodder seed has been sold through Milk Cooperative Societies.
Under NDP-1, Milkfed at its three Milk Unions Ropar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana at a total cost of Rs. 135.35 lac (100% Grant) is implementing Fodder Development Programme to make available high yielding Fodder Seeds by promoting marketing of truthfully labeled/certified seeds through Cooperative Societies to increase the productivity of Fodder Crops and to promote the conservation of green fodder and crop residues by demonstrating Silage making and use of mowers in the operation area of Union.Breed Improvement Programme