Under Operation Flood-I Union established 100 M.T. capacity Cattle Feed Plant at Gadmudshingi, Tal. Karvir, Dist. Kolhapur in January 1982. The cattle feed produced at CFP is sold to our primary coop milk societies for their milk producer members as a support service. The union has no profit making motives but mostly trying to run this plant on "No Loss No Profit" basis.
In nutshell some salient features of CFP unit's achievement are as follows.
It is developed by new technology Bypass Protein Feed under the guidance of NDDB. It is useful for high lactating animals for more milk production with less expenditure. It is available in 50 kg HDPE packing.
Feeding Rate :
It varies with according to breed, body weight, feeding pattern of green and dry fodder etc. However, generally it is recommended 1.2 kg for Body Maintenance and 0.40 kg extra for every litre of milk production.
It is of Bypass Protein type of cattle feed having following specification on DM basis.
Crude Protein - 20.00 % Min
Ether Extract - 3.50 % Min
TDN - 70.00 % Min
Kolhapur Milk Union is the first milk union in India producing Mahalaxmi Milk Replacer for new born calves to minimise the rearing cost as well mortality rate of the calves. The Mahalaxmi Milk Replacer is the new concept / technology which is developed by Kolhapur union at coopertive level with mass coverage area and produced with economical and local available resources suitable for the new born calves.
Scientific and proper management of young calves are pre-requisits to the success of any dairy development programme. Young calf need to be fed three litres of milk daily after its birth atleast for a period of three months, which should slowly be replaced with a good quality calf starter. As three litres of milk would cost higher side so, farmers prefer to sell this milk to meet their day to day needs rather than feeding it to the calves. Consequently, growth rate of calves is severely aftected which also has an adverse effect on the maturity age.
To resolve this impasse Kolhapur Milk Union has formulated a "Mahalaxmi Milk Replacer" for feeding the young calves comprising skim milk powder, soybean meal, groundnut meal, bypass fat, grains , vitamins, mineral mixture, preservatives etc. Reconstituted milk from the Milk Replacer costs is very less as compared to milk feeding for cow and buffaloe calves . Reconstituted Milk Replacer has almost all the essential nutrients , similiar to be milk. If a calf is fed three litres of reconstituted milk, a farmer can save about 50 to 60 % cost in rearing of calves upto three months. We supply Milk Replacer to milk producer through 10 kg cloth bag
Milk Replacer can only be fed to new born calves after 10 days of its birth as in liquid form. On feeding Milk Replacer, the daily body weight gain of calves was increased and mortality rate was remarkably reduced and it is found to be highly palatable by the young calves. The avg. mortality rate is seen 5 % in cow calves and 15 % in buffaloe calves. That means the product proved to be nutritive and digestive and palatable too.
We have taken trial on around more than 1 lakh calves till date for feedback of Mahalaxmi Milk Replacer and Calf Starter. The growth rate in buffaloe calves is 250 to 350 gm/day and in cow calves is 320 to 380 gm/day. After running successful calf rearing program, the mortality rate is reduced upto below 20 % in buffaloe calves and 10 % in cow calves. It saves around 50 to 55 % calf rearing cost.
Taking into consideration, Kolhapur Milk Union submitted the proposal for getting patent and registering trade mark for Milk Replacer. It is proud to say that Kolhapur Milk Union is the only union in the country who had been granted patent for Milk Replacer formulation for Calves on February 6, 2009 by the Government of India, Patent Office, Mumbai
Under Calf Rearing Programme, union is providing Milk Replacer to minimise the rearing cost and fulfill the nutrient requirement of calf. Further more to reduce the rearing cost and to develop rumen at earlier age , we launched " Mahalaxmi Calf Starter"for our milk producer farmers. By using Milk Replacer and Calf Starter, growth rate is excellent and cost is reduced upto 60 %.
It is available in 10 kg and 25 kg HDPE bag.
However, as a step of continual improvement, Gokul has decided to file patent for Mahalaxmi Calf Starter.
Helps in fulfill dry matter intake of animal and improving digestion.TMR block is available at lower cost and easy for storage and transport also. TMR block is the good option for body maintenance of animals
Helps in maintaining the Cattle health in good condition and reducing Rumen acidity and Bloat. Silver ration is good alternative for dry fodder & it helps in increasing Milk yield of lactating cows / buffalos with better SNF.
Samvriddhi supplement feed have been combined launched Gokul Dudh Sangh and NDDB. This supplement can be used 250 gm per day for cow and buffalo. This supplement mainly used for milch animals. This supplement improve health, fat, SNF and yield of milk.
To overcome the shortage of dry fodder in Kolhapur district & to minimize unnecessary wastage of dry fodder and also to enrich the quality of crop residues of dry fodder, densification of dry fodder is most necessary. Considering this big problem of availability of dry fodder Kolhapur Zilla Sahakari Dudh Utpadak Sangh Ltd., Kolhapur (Gokul Milk Union) has setup new and unique project known as “Enrichment and Densification Plant” (TMR Plant) in December 2018 AT Gadmudshingi village Dist : Kolhapur under technical guidance of National Dairy Development Board, Anand. Such type of TMR is established in Maharashtra first time for farmer.
The capacity of this plant is 50 M.T. per day. In TMR plant we manufacture two types of TMR. First one is Mahalaxmi TMR Block which is available in 15 kg block. TMR block helps in fulfill dry matter intake of animal and improving digestion. TMR block is available at lower cost and easy for storage and transport also. TMR block is the good option for body maintenance of animals.
TMR is also available is Pellet form of 10 MM size. Gokul milk union sells TMR Pellet under brand name of Mahalaxmi Silver Ration Pellet. TMR pellet helps in maintaining the Cattle health in good condition and reducing Rumen acidity and Bloat.
Silver ration is good alternative for dry fodder & it helps in increasing Milk yield of lactating cows / buffalos with better SNF.
Due to constant effeorts in production of quality cattle feed and providing input facilities to the farmers for maximising output from dairy business, the CFP unit has been awared NPC Awards by National Productivity Council, New Delhi as follows :
|1||1992-93||Animal Feed Processing Units||Second Best Award|
|2||1993-94||Animal Feed Processing Units||Certificate of Merit|
|3||1994-95||Animal Feed Processing Units||Second Best Award|
|4||1995-96||Animal Feed Processing Units||Certificate of Merit|
|5||1997-98||Animal Feed Processing Units||Certificate of Merit|
|Sr.No.||Product||Packing Size||Rate Per Kg||Rate Per Bag|
|1||Mahalaxmi Gold||50 kg HDPE||25.00||1250.00|
|2||Mahalaxmi Milk Replacer||10 Kg||74.00||740.00|
|3||Mahalaxmi Calf Starter||25 Kg||36.00||900.00|
|4||Mahalaxmi Calf Starter||10 Kg||37.00||370.00|
|5||Mahalaxmi Fertimin||15 Kg||100.00||1500.00|
|6||Mahalaxmi Fertimin Plus||15 Kg||150.00||2250.00|
|7||TMR Block||15 Kg||16.00||240.00|
|8||Silver Ration Pellet||40 Kg||19.00||760.00|
|9||Mahalaxmi Samvriddhi||5 kg||115.00||575.00|
|10||Feeding Package||35 kg||1670.00 (50 % Subsidy 835)|