Milk Procurement:

Milk cooperatives have played a key role in the growth of dairy sector in the country. As the milk cooperative movement took roots and spread across the country, India transformed from a milk deficit nation to the largest producer of milk in the world. During 2015-16, India produced 155.491 Million Tonnes (4144 lakh litres per day) of milk which is 18.5% of the world production.

Tamil Nadu ranks among the top ten milk producing states of the country with a daily production of 201 lakh litres per day. The state has a very vibrant milk cooperative sector with milk producers’ cooperative societies spread across nook and corner of the state. There are 12,232 milk producers’ cooperative societies having 23.04 lakh milk farmers as members.

The average milk procurement through 17 District Co-operative Milk Producers Unions during the year 2016-17 stood at 28.50 LLPD. On 21.09.2017, procurement

stood at an all time high level of 33.01 lakh litres. With this high level of milk procurement, Aavin stands at fourth position among the state cooperatives

across the country. In order to maintain the initial quality of milk and to improve the keeping quality of milk by avoiding transportation to Chilling Centres/Dairies milk is stored in Bulk Milk Coolers (BMC). At present, there are 341 BMCs with a chilling capacity of 15.14 llpd.

Average Milk Procurement in DCMPUs in lakh litres per day:

Sl. No.

Year

Average milk

procurement per day

 

 

( in lakh litres)

1

2010-2011

20.67

2

2011-2012

21.40

 

 

 

3

2012-2013

24.36

 

 

 

4

2013-2014

23.22

5

2014-2015

23.68

6

2015-2016

28.97

7

2016-2017

28.50

 

 

 

8

2017-2018 (upto

29.77

Dec’17)

 

 

Price Revision:

Most of the rural people especially women make their livelihood by rearing milch animals and by supplying milk to the Co-operatives. Keeping this in view and to improve the rural economy and to enhance the personal income of the stake holders in rural areas, the procurement price for cow milk has been increased by 10.00 per litre and the buffalo milk by ₹9.00 per litre over the past five years.

The price of cow’s milk has been enhanced from ₹23.00 to ₹28.00 per litre and that of the buffalo’s milk from ₹31.00 to ₹35.00 with effect from 01.11.2014.

PRICE REVISION

 

 

 

Buffalo Milk

 

Sl.

Period

per litre with

Cow Milk per litre

7 % Fat and

with T.S. 12.5%

No.

 

 

 

 

8.8% SNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

From

To

Rs.

Rs.

1

01.09.2009

04.01.2011

23.00

15.54

 

 

 

 

 

2

05.01.2011

15.02.2011

25.20

16.64

 

 

 

 

 

3

16.02.2011

17.11.2011

26.00

18.00

 

 

 

 

 

4

18.11.2011

31.12.2013

28.00

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

5

01.01.2014

31.10.2014

31.00

23.00

 

 

 

 

 

6

01.11.2014

Till date

35.00

28.00

 

 

 

 

 

CATTLE FEED:

Nutrition plays a key role in animal productivity and fertility. Over last five years, through provision of subsidy and training to milk producers, thrust has been given in the usage of cattle feed by cooperative milk producers. As a result, off take of cattle feed supplied through Aavin has increased 12 times over last five years. As a long term measure, the production capacity of cattle feed plant at Erode has been enhanced to 150 MT per day at a total cost of Rs. 20.36 Crore. This plant has been in operation since 1982. Various types of feeds are produced at Erode which are supplied to District Unions, Animal Husbandry Department and local bodies. During

2013-14, the storage capacity of raw material and finished products were increased from 3350 MT to 6000 MT with an investment of Rs.3.50 Crore. 21,331 MTs of balanced cattle feed was produced by this plant during the year 2016-17.

Apart from Erode Cattle Feed, Cattle feed is also arranged through other agencies like Tamilnadu Co-operative Marketing Federation - (TANFED – IPL & IFFCO), Andhara Pradesh Co-operative Marketing Federation – (AP MarkFed) and Telegana State Marketing Federation – (TS MarkFed)

CATTLE FEED OFF-TAKE DETAILS (in MTs)

Year

Off-Take (in MTs)

 

 

2010-2011

4612

 

 

2011-2012

15046

 

 

2012-2013

31093

 

 

2013-2014

53292

 

 

2014-2015

51702

 

 

2015-2016

58652

 

 

2016-2017

60770

 

 

2017-18 (upto

 

Dec’17)

60947

 

 

Mineral Mixture Plant

Minerals are essential for proper metabolic functions. Mineral mixture contains all the essential minerals in required quantities. Feeding area specific mineral mixture should be preferred.

Benefits of Feeding Mineral Mixture:

Helps improving growth rate in calves.

Better utilization of absorbed nutrients.

Increases milk production in animals and improves reproductive efficiency and reduces inter-calving period.

Increases productive life and improves immunity status of the animals.

Four mineral mixture plants are functioning at Villupuram, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli and Erode District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Unions. Each plant has a production capacity of 12 MT per day.

MINERAL MIXTURE OFF-TAKE DETAILS 2011 - 17 (in MTs)

Year

Total Quantity

Supplied (in MTs)

 

 

 

2011-2012

171.60

 

 

2012-2013

131.10

 

 

2013-2014

390.67

 

 

2014-2015

244.42

 

 

2015-2016

966.08

 

 

2016-2017

1314.73

 

 

2017-18 (upto

973.41

Dec’17)

 

 

 

FODDER DEVELOPMENT: At present, 20.58 acres of land is available in four unions were fodder cultivation is under progress. It is proposed to cultivate fodder in 59.75 acres covering all the 17 district unions and necessary action has been initiated in this regard. Cultivation of CO3, CO4 and CO5 slips, Azolla, Hydroponics are being introduced among the producers.

SCHEMES:

SCHEMES:

I. Part – II Scheme – Under Part-II scheme implemented by the State Government with the 50% subsidy, SS Milk Cans, Electronic Milko-Tester, Milk Collection Accessories Kits, Automatic Milking Machines were distributed to the producers.

II.National Dairy Plan (NDP-I) - Ration Balancing Programme (RB) - is being implemented in 7 milk unions viz: Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Villupuram, Vellore, Trichy and Madurai unions under Phase - I and in Kpm-Tvlr, Dharmapuri, Dindigul and Tirunelveli unions under Phase - II at a Total project cost of Rs.2172.22 lakh commencing from 2014-15 to 2018-19. The programme is aimed at reducing the feeding cost by adopting least cost formulation with locally available feed materials.

III.National Agricultural Development Programme - (NADP) - Under this Central Government Scheme, Automatic Milk Collection Unit (AMCU), Data Processing Milk Collection Unit (DPMCU), Chaff Cutter, Automatic Milking Machines have been given to the MPCS of the district unions.

IV. National Livestock Mission (NLM) - Under this scheme fodder slips, fodder seeds, chaff cutter are being distributed to the farmers at subsidized rate. Further, capacity building and training to the progressive dairy farmers is also being implemented.

V. State Fodder Development Scheme (SFDS): Under this scheme, fodder seeds, fodder slips, tree saplings were distributed to the producers of 16 district unions. The total amount allocated under the scheme for the year 2015-16 was Rs.25.00 crore.

VI. Fodder Development at Pudukudi – In 2017-18, 20 acre land will be brought under fodder cultivation at Pudukudi farm in Thanjavur District.

TRAINING

Training Centre - At present 3 training centres are functioning at Salem, Madurai and Tirunelveli unions. Two training centres namely, Salem and Tirunelveli have been accredited by the Central Monitoring Unit (CMU). Training on Clean Milk Production (CMP), Artificial Insemination (AI) & First Aid (FA), Bulk Milk Cooler (BMC) and Non conventional Feed and Fodder resources apart from Orientation programme for new Secretaries, Milk Tester training are being conducted by the Training centres.