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Division of Animal Husbandry

Animal husbandry section has strong intention to popularise innovative cost effective technologies for livestock farmers of Namakkal district, promoting integrated farming system and encouraging value addition of livestock farm produce.


1. Need based training programmes conducted on different field crops for Practicing Farmers, Farm Women and Rural Youth

  • Profitable dairy farming
  • Small ruminant farming
  • Desi chicken rearing
  • Japanese quail farming
  • Rabbit farming
  • White pig farming
  • Low cost concentrate feed preparation
  • Mixed fodder cultivation and Hydroponic fodder production methods to livestock
  • Nutrition and Breeding management in livestock
  • Value addition of livestock products

2. Training programmes of innovative technologies conducted to Extension Functionaries for dissemination of technologies among the farmers

  • Oestrous synchronisation techniques
  • Importance of Mixed Fodder production and preservation methods for profitable livestok farming
  • Hydroponics as drought mitigation strategy in fodder production
  • Low cost concentrate preparation

3. Skill Council Trainings to the livestock farmers

  • Poultry farmer
  • Piggery farmer

4. Interventions Proposed based on the Prioritized Problems (OFT & FLD)

Sl.No. Description No. of Demo No. of Animals
Name of the OFT Programme (2017-18)
1 Assessment of mastiguard efficacy in clean milk production 10 20
Name of the FLD Programme (2017-18)
2 Demonstration on utilization of crop residues of cassava leaves & banana pseudo stem as animal feed 5 10
3 Demonstrating EVM method of deworming & assessment of worm load in Small Ruminants 10 60
4 Demonstration of Package of practices to prevent chick mortality in Japanese Quail farming 5 2500
5 Demonstration on EVM treatment for Ranikhet Disease in Native Chickens 10 250

5. Special Activities

  • Implementation of Technology Demonstration Components (TDC) for climate resilient technologies like slatted floor house for small ruminants, mixed fodder cultivation, vaccination for chick poultry in NICRA scheme at Vadavathur & Jambumadai village funded by CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode developed for desi chicks and distributed to needy farmers.

6. Specialised KVK for Small Holder livestock and Poultry farming

KVK Namakkal was selected as Specialised KVK for Small Holder livestock and Poultry farming by ICAR and allotted with the budget outlay of 15 lakhs and under this, one fish cum duck pond as integrated farming was created in the KVK premises, one bore well was digged for water recharge and diagnostic lab was constructed (7.5 lakhs) and purchased farm and lab equipment (7.5 lakhs) to exhibit innovative technologies in livestock farming and farm mechanisation to equip small holder farmer in the current era.

7. Village Adoption Programme

Under Village adoption programme, Anniyapuram and Peramandampalayam villages were selected and activities being carried out for interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach for holistic development of the villages.