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THE TAMILNADU CO-OPERATIVE MILK PRODUCERS’ FEDERATION LTD
NUCLEUS JERSEY AND STUD FARM
FINGER POST P.O., OOTACAMUND
643 006, NILGIRIS DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
PHONE: (0423) 2444059, FAX: (0423) 2400143, email:aavin@sancharnet.in

 

I. INCEPTION

Started at Udhagamandalam on 29.03.1973 under the direct control of the erstwhile Tamil 
Nadu Dairy Development Corporation now Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation 
Limited.

LOCATION

Situated in 37.725 acres of land taken on lease from the Forest Department, adjacent to the 
Gymkhana Club, Ooty.

Financial Assistance - The erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation
Technical Guidance - National Dairy Development Board.
Divisions of the Farm - 

(a) Bull Mother Farm
(b) Stud Farm
(c) Frozen Semen Bank
(d) Liquid Nitrogen Plant
(e) Fodder Farm
(f) Quality Control Laboratory

II. OBJECTIVES

To maintain pedigreed Jersey cattle, to produce genetically superior Jersey Breeding Bulls and Cows.

To produce Frozen Semen Straws from genetically superior Jersey , Friesian and Cross-bred Bulls and supply the same throughout Tamil Nadu for Artificial Insemination of Cattle.

To augment milk production in local cattle in the milk sheds of Tamil Nadu under Operation Flood by Cross-breeding through Artificial Insemination using quality Frozen Semen produced from high milk 
yielding pure-bred and cross-bred bulls with superior germ plasm.

III. SEMEN DISTRIBUTION

Frozen Semen Straws produced from this unit are distributed to all the District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Unions in Tamil Nadu.

Our other Customers:

Chittoor District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union, A.P.
Andhra Pradesh Livestock Development Agency, A.P.
Kerala Livestock Development Agency, Palakkad (on exchange basis)
National Dairy Research Institute, Kalyani
Department of Animal Husbandry, Haryana
Patna Animal Development (Pvt) Ltd., Bihar
Private practitioners.
Sikkim Livestock Development Board , Sikkim
Department of Animal Husbandry, Tamil Nadu.
Department of Animal Husbandry,
Pondicherry .

IV. LIQUID NITROGEN PLANT


To meet the Liquid Nitrogen requirement of the Semen Bank, a Liquid Nitrogen Plant PLN 106 with a capacity to produce 6 Litres/hour (Philips- Holland) was established in this unit on 17.07.1979.

This Plant was certified as the best maintained Liquid Nitrogen Plant by M/s. Philips
India in the 
year 1983. During the period 17.07.1979 to 2006-2007, 7.67 lakh litres of Liquid Nitrogen has been produced. This is the only plant in
India run for more than 1.77 lakh hours continuously since its installation Another Liquid Nitrogen Plant PLN 106, with a capacity to produce 6 litres per hour was installed in this Farm on 19.10.96. So far the Plant has run 59,549 hours and has produced 2.36 lakh 
Litres of Liquid Nitrogen.

V. FODDER FARMS

Location – Kakkathope & Nucleus Jersey Farm complex
Area under fodder cultivation – 64.12 acres.
Fodder cultivated - Oats, Maize & Kikue grass
Average green fodder production - 1000 MT./year
Average silage production - 275 MT/year
Quantity of green fodder - 30,211 Metric Tonnes Produced so far Fodder conserved as silage so far 
6,046 Metric Tonnes


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

1. The Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm has been granted the ISO 9002:1994 Quality System Certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards vide License No. QSC/L-008958 with effect from 25-02-2002 . Now, the Quality System Certification of ISO 9002:1994 has been upgraded to ISO: 9001:2000.

2. This is the second Farm in India to obtain ISO Certification.

3. Among the 13 Farms maintained by the Co-operatives in India , this Farm is the first one to get ISO 9002:1994 Certification.

4. Even in Tamil Nadu this is the only Farm with ISO 9002:1994 Certification.

5. Out of about 65 semen stations evaluated all over India , The Nucleus Jersey Farm was awarded “A” GRADE by the Government of India based on the evaluation carried out by the Central Monitoring Unit constituted by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India. Only 7 Semen Stations have obtained “A” Grade in the country.

6. The data available in this Farm on semen production, Animal maintenance, Fodder production, trials on new fodder varieties etc are utilized by Research Scholars and Post-graduate students of Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Tamilnadu Agricultural University .

7. For the Milk Producers of Dairy Co-operative Societies of various Districts and for the under graduate students of Veterinary Colleges this Farm is highly educative.

8. Many Farmer/Producers visit this farm and seek guidance to start small dairy farms of their own at their places.

FIELD PERFORMANCE RECORDING PROGRAMME

Field Performance-Recording Programme is being implemented by the Federation with the financial assistance of Government of India through the Tamilnadu Livestock Development Agency, for produ
-ction of crossbred bulls required for breeding of milch animals belonging to Milk Producers. Under this Programme, high yielding cows are identified and screened for diseases. Then a set of cows free from diseases are selected and impregnated by way of Artificial Insemination and on calving their milk yield 
is recorded. Among them, the high yielding cows based on the milk recording are selected as Bull 
Mothers for production of cross bred bulls.

PROGENY TESTING SCHEME

Progeny Testing Scheme is being implemented by the Federation with the financial assistance of Government of India through the Tamilnadu Livestock Development Agency, in order to select superior cross bred bulls for breeding of milch animals belonging to milk Producers. To select the superior cross 
bred bulls, a minimum of 20 cross bred bulls are selected and the cows belonging to milk Producers are impregnated using the semen collected from these bulls by way of artificial insemination. Based on the study of certain important economic traits like the quantity of milk produced in the first lactation, Fat 
and SNF, age at first calving of the heifers born to these cows, the best of the cross bred bulls are selected for breeding purpose.

 

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