The role of Milkfed lies as a facilitator not only on the marketing side, but on the producer side as well. For quality procurement, it is essential that farmers are aided with facilities which help them produce quality milk. Several initiatives sponsored by the State as well as Central Government have immensely assisted farmers to adopt productive activities which help to enhance not only the quantity, but quality of the milk as well. It is pertinent to mention, that at the back end, the quality of cattle, grade of feed, class of veterinary services, level of breed, and eminence of care go a long way in improving the age of the cattle, as well quantity and quality of milk which should surpass the designated standards for procurement.
In this regards, many programmes have been kickstarted which cover all the welfare aspects of the farmer in a holistic manner. The programme have been designed keeping in mind the future requirements of the market, fulfilling the demand and maintaining a trusted incremental supply.
Milkfed has undertaken the below programmes/activities under assistance from Central/State Government which are as under
Breed Improvement Programme
To improve the breeds in the milkshed area, Milkfed is undertaking Artificial Insemination programme covering 4313 societies under AI through Single and Cluster AI centers, (Single AI societies = 277, Cluster centres= 813 covering 4036 societies) with 6.76 lac AI done during the year 2015-16.Read More
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...Read More
To check on the falling productivity of the buffaloes, which are the primary source of milk in Punjab, on the recommendations of the Punjab State Farmers' Commission, the Punjab Government undertook an Intensive Buffalo Breed Improvement and Management Programme under...Read More
In view of constant increase in the cost of concentrate feed ingredients and their limited availability, green fodder is considered an economical source of nutrient for dairy animals. While increase in green fodder production per hectare of land has been emphasized, it is equally important...Read More
Ration balancing is the process to balance the level of various nutrients for an animal, from the available feed resources, to meet its nutrient requirements for maintenance, production and optimal growth. Under NDP-I, Milkfed is implementing the Ration Balancing Programme...Read More
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 fed properly during there...Read More