Livestock Production Management


The Department Livestock Production Management started functioning since the inception of the college in 2008. The department has established a breed museum with good photo laminations, three dimensional models of important breeds and housing models of various species of livestock including cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat, swine, rabbit and horses. The department staff prepared the manuals for the courses LPM 122, LPM 121 and LPM 222 under old VCI curriculum 2009 also prepared manuals for Units 7 and 8 Laboratory, Rabbit and Pet animal Production Management and Swine and Equine Production Management, under new VCI 2016 Curriculum.

Teaching Staff Position as on 01.05.2017:

Sl. No Name of the Post No. of Post Sanctioned No. of Post in Position No. of Post Vacant Name of the person working in the post
1 Professor 1 01 Dr.S.Sreedhar, Ph.D
2 Associate Professor 2 02
3 Assistant Professor 3 01 2 1. Dr.D.Indira

2. Dr.A.Nagarjuna Reddy

( Contract Teaching Faculty)

Courses offered in the Department under old VCI 2009 Curriculum:
Ist Semester of Ist Academic Year:
S.No Course Title Course Title Credit Hours
01 LPM 111 Livestock Production and Management-I       ( General Principals and Ruminants) 3+1=4
IInd semester of Ist academic year:
S.No Course Title Course Title Credit Hours
01 LPM 121 Fodder Production an
d Grassland Management
02 LPM 122 Livestock Production and Management-II(Monogastric and laboratory animals) 1+1=2
Study circle :
  1. Equine study circle          0+2=2
  2. Production study circle   0+2=2
Associated with the following courses:
S.No Course Title Course Title
01 VMD 512 Zoo – wild animal, Breeding Nutrition Management and Health Care
02 VMD 513 Pet Animal Breeding, Nutrition Management and Health Care
III. Courses offered in the Department of under New VCI 2016 , Curriculum.
S.No Course Title Course Title
Livestock Production Management
Credit Hours
4+2 = 6
01 Unit – 1 General Livestock Management
02 Unit – 2 Fodder Production and Conservation
03 Unit – 3 Livestock Production Management – Ruminants
04 Unit – 4 Zoo Animal Production Management
05 Unit – 5 Animal Welfare
06 Unit – 8 Laboratory Rabbit and pet Animal Production Management
07 Unit – 9 Swine and Equine Production Management
PG Courses offered in the Department:
Code Course Title Credits
LPM 601 Cattle and Buffalo Production Management 2+1=3
LPM 602 Sheep and Goat Production and Management 2+1 =3
LPM 603 Swine Production and Management 1+1 = 2
LPM 604 Laboratory Animal Production and Management 1+1 = 2
LPM 605 Shelter Management 1+1 = 2
LPM 606 Principles of environmental hygiene and waste management 2+0 = 2
LPM 607 Climatology and animal production 1+0 = 1
LPM 608 Poultry farm and hatchery management 2+1 =3
LPM 609 Farm animal behavior 1+0 = 1
LPM 610 Integrated livestock farming system 2+1 = 3
LPM 611 Equine production and management 1+1 = 2
LPM 612 Wild life management and conservation 2+0 = 3
LPM 613 Livestock business management 1+1= 2
LPM 691 Masters seminar 1+0 =1
LPM 699 Masters Research 20
Extension activities:

The faculty of the department regularly participating in the “Animal Husbandry Day “ organized by the state government at there district ( Kadapa, Ananthapur, Karnool) on Ist Saturday of every month.

The faculty also participating in All India Radio Programme (Live- in) entitled.” Pashu Vigyanam”. The topics delivered include Calf management, Management practices of feeding, summer management of livestock, selection of dairy animals, methods to improve fat percentage in milk, clean milk production and fodder crops suitable for kharif season.

The department is also actively involved in giving the training programmes to the farmers on azolla cultivation, cultivation of APBN -1 perennial fodder and the effect of feeding of groundnut haulm based complete feed to lactating buffaloes, Hydropinics.

The faculty is actively involved in writing popular articles on improved animal husbandry practices in local newspapers.

The staff of department are actively involved in N.S.S. Camps.

Training Programmes

Three days Training programme conducted for field veterinarians.

Student field trips:

Students are regularly taken to the ILFC, C.V.Sc, Proddatur during practical classes to gain practical skills. They are also taken to the Livestock farms in and around kadapa district, Livestock Research station, Mahanadi, and IGCARL Campus and Dodla Dairy Farm at Pulivendula, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, AICRP, Tirupati and SV Dairy Farm Tirupati, for exposure visits and hands on experience.

NSS activities done by the LPM Dept staff
  • Survey conducted by the students in adopted village to know the resources of the village basing on this  we identified the lacunaes in that village and according to that planned for the future activities to be done
  • Training Programmes conducted for the awareness creation  in farmers on the following topics
  • How to select  high yielding animals
  • fodder cultivation for increasing the milk yield in animals.
  • Motivation of students towards  blood donation and with the help of  red cross society , Kadapa collected 54  blood units by involving NSS volunteers
  • swachhta pakhwada programme conducted from 1.8.17 to 15.8.17  
  • By  involving  NSS volunteers cleaned  Departments
  • Painting competition conducted on the theme of Swachhta  
  • Slogan writing  competition conducted on the theme of swachhta
  • Plantation of fruit trees 400 nos in the adopted village Sunnapurallapalle village
  • Created awareness programme  on swachhta at school of Sunnapurallapalle village
  • Plantation of fruit trees 100 nos in the college premises as well as in Boys and Girls   hostel
  • Created awareness programme  on swachhta at school of Gopavaram village and conducted
  • ralley along with NSS volunteers and school students  at Gopavaram village.
  • NSS certificates distribution to the winners of  Painting and slogan writing
  • competitions .
  • Charity activities at old age home and orphanage home.
  • Distribution of water dispenser, cycle, tables, water pipes, walking sticks, fruits rice bags,
  • Collection of fund for the treatment of cancer patients.
  • Creation of aids awareness programmes at adopted village, blood test examination for HIV screening.
  • Distribution of booklets on improved techniques in livestock management.