Livestock Farm Complex


Department of Livestock Farm Complex is established for providing the services in the rearing of livestock species including poultry, fodder production and animals of regional interest. This complex was carved out from the Departments of Livestock Production Management and Poultry Science on 17.09.2013. Apart from maintaining various farms, the department is carrying out fodder cultivation in 15 acres of land and is maintaining 22 acres land for grazing purpose. The department has milking machines and incubators and several other equipments.

Farm produce worth about Rs. 50,000 to 60,000 in the form of milk, eggs and birds are sold every month. Different fodder varieties like CO3, CO4, COFS 29, Maize, Jowar, Guinea grass, Para Grass, Pillipesara, Cowpea, Hedge Lucerne and African Tall are being cultivated for the purpose of feeding of animals. The farm supplies the new fodder variety Super Napier to the farmers at a highly subsidized price. In addition to fodder cultivation, two fodder demonstration plots with various rare varieties are being maintained for demonstration purpose. Azolla is being cultivated in two pits of 300 Sq ft each, for feeding the livestock and also for demonstration and the culture is distributed to the needy farmers in and around Gannavaram. An amount of Rs. 7,00,000 is earned through auction for fishing rights in the wallowing pond located in this complex.

Achievements of LFC, NTR CVSc, Gannavaram

  1. Since July 2017, about 22 million fodder slips of Super Nepier (Napier Pakchong1) grass have been distributed to farmers of 8 states (AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharastra, Gujarat Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh) in India at nominal price of Rs 20 np/slip which helped in propagation of this variety in more than 2000 acres.
  2. An amount of Rs 50,95,823-00(Fifty lakhs ninety five thousand eight hundred and twenty three) has been remitted during the financial year 2017-18.
  3. The Livestock Farm Complex, NTR CVSc, Gannavaram has been accredited by CPCSEA to carry out experiments on large animals.
  4. A total of three PhD and 14 MVSc students have been completed their research using facilities at LFC since four years. Now, three PhD (Poultry Science, Animal Nutrition and LPM) and 6 MVSc students have been doing their research at LFC.
  5. Zero mortality in buffalo and cow calves since 4 years
  6. Two 5 days duration trainings conducted for milk procurement agents on first aid from 15.12.2014 to 19.12.2014 and 05.01.2015 to 09.01.2015.
  7. One 3 day training programme for VAS & Assistant Directors (AH) from 22.02-18 to 24.02.18 and 22 one day training programmes to the farmers on various aspects of Livestock production and management