K M Dayashankar
Launches four months training by appointing AI technicians and first aid workers
Dairy supplies sex-sorted semen to AI technicians to produce only female calves
|KARIMNAGAR: The Karimnagar Milk Producer Company Limited also known as Karimnagar Dairy, which has embarked upon an ambitious task of increasing milk production and benefit the milk producing farmers, has launched institutional training for the artificial insemination (AI) technicians and first aid workers.
The Karimnagar Dairy, which is on an expansion mode with the coming up of Mega dairy project with 3 lakh litres capacity in Nallagonda village of Thimmapur mandal in Karimnagar district in a few months, had simultaneously taken up measures to increase the milk production in the integrated Karimnagar district to meet the growing demand in the market.
Already, the Karimnagar dairy was having 42 AI technicians in the integrated Karimnagar district providing services to the milk producing farmers at their door step. Freshly, it had selected another 24 unemployed youth as AI technicians and first aid workers (Gopal mitra) and launched four months institutional training on the Karimnagar dairy premises including one month theory and three months practical in the fields.
The AI technicians and first aid workers were selected based on their interest and skills to serve the rural masses after the personal interview. The selected technicians would get monthly salary of Rs 10,000, plus HRA Rs 1500, Rs 40 for each artificial insemination and Rs 60 for each pregnancy confirmed after above 600 artificial inseminations.
The Veterinary experts under the supervision of course director and retired District veterinary and animal husbandry officer Dr Jayakar would conduct theory and practical classes on cow anatomy, technicalities of artificial insemination and the follow up programme, calf heifer and cow management, fodder cultivation, first aid of animals, welfare schemes of Karimnagar dairy for animals, personality development, stress and time management etc.
Veterinary doctors of the dairy Dr Krishnama Chary, Dr Rahim Akther, Dr Prem Kumar and Muthyam Reddy conduct the classes in various specialised subjects. During the training period, the Karimnagar dairy would provide free boarding and lodging facilities along with study material. Dairy managing director P Shankar Reddy and Dairy Advisor V Hanumantha Reddy, who are also veterinary doctors, were conducting the classes to the trainees regularly and sharing their experiences.
“Our mission is to increase the milk production to meet the growing demand in the state. Accordingly, they are taking steps to increase milk production by taking up artificial insemination at the doorstep of the farmers by supplying the semen”, said Karimnagar Dairy chairman Ch Rajeshwara Rao. “We are also supplying sex-sorted semen to ensure that the farmers can ensure that only female calves or heifers are born”, he stated.