THE TAMILNADU CO-OPERATIVE MILK
PRODUCERS’ FEDERATION LTD
AND STUD FARM
FINGER POST P.O., OOTACAMUND –
643 006, NILGIRIS DISTRICT,
PHONE: (0423) 2444059, FAX: (0423)
at Udhagamandalam on 29.03.1973 under the direct control of the
Nadu Dairy Development Corporation now Tamilnadu
Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation
in 37.725 acres of land taken on lease from the Forest Department,
adjacent to the
Gymkhana Club, Ooty.
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
to produce genetically superior Jersey Breeding Bulls and Cows.
produce Frozen Semen Straws from genetically superior
Friesian and Cross-bred Bulls and supply the same throughout Tamil
Nadu for Artificial Insemination of Cattle.
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.
Frozen Semen Straws produced from this unit are distributed to all the
District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Unions in Tamil Nadu.
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
Department of Animal Husbandry, Tamil Nadu.
Department of Animal Husbandry,
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
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
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.
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
1. The Nucleus
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
. Now, the Quality System Certification of ISO
9002:1994 has been upgraded to ISO: 9001:2000.
2. This is the second Farm in
to obtain ISO Certification.
3. Among the 13 Farms maintained by the
, 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
, 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
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.
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
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 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
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