Animal Nutrition

About


The Department started functioning with the joining of Dr. D.V.G. Krishna Mohan as Professor & Head in the month of May 1999. The Department started offering UG courses from 1999-2000 onwards. Experimental animal’s farm was started on 09.09.2003 with 4 buffalo bulls to cater to the needs of research undertaken by the Department.


A small Feed Mixing Plant was established under the control of this Department which started its operation on 19.02.2009. The department started offering PG programme from 2008-09 onwards and later PhD program as well.

The department is equipped with feed analytical facilities with equipment like UV Spectrophotometer, Kjeldatherm, Kjeltec, Vapodest-50, Fiber bag apparatus, IR moisture analyzer  etc. Feed analysis of samples pertaining to farmers and AH Department is being carried out by this Department on cost basis as per rates specified by the University. Small and large ruminant experimental animal sheds are available to carryout feeding trials.

A feed revolving fund scheme is being operated from 08.06.2009 with Rs. 1 lakh as revolving fund for preparation of livestock and poultry feed. At present, under the scheme, the department is manufacturing and selling cattle feed, pig feed, poultry mash feed and complete feed catering the needs of the college livestock and various research projects of the college. Feed is also supplied to the Livestock Research Station, Garividi and Buffalo Research Station, Venkataramannagudem.