About Tamilnadu Co-Operative Milk Producers Federation Limited
This is the second Farm in India to obtain ISO Certification. Among the 13 Farms maintained by the Co-operatives in India , this Farm is the first one to get ISO 9002:1994 Certification. Even in Tamil Nadu this is the only Farm with ISO 9002:1994 Certification. Out of about 65 semen stations evaluated all over India , The Nucleus Jersey Farm was awarded “A” GRADE by the Government of India based on the evaluation carried out by the Central Monitoring Unit constituted by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India. Only 7 Semen Stations have obtained “A” Grade in the country. The data available in this Farm on semen production, Animal maintenance, Fodder production, trials on new fodder varieties etc are utilized by Research Scholars and Post-graduate students of Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Tamilnadu Agricultural University. For the Milk Producers of Dairy Co-operative Societies of various Districts and for the under graduate students of Veterinary Colleges this Farm is highly educative. Many Farmer/Producers visit this farm and seek guidance to start small dairy farms of their own at their places.
Chittoor District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union, A.P.
Andhra Pradesh Livestock Development Agency, A.P.
Kerala Livestock Development Agency, Palakkad (on exchange basis)
National Dairy Research Institute, Kalyani
Department of Animal Husbandry, Haryana
Patna Animal Development (Pvt) Ltd., Bihar
Sikkim Livestock Development Board , Sikkim
Department of Animal Husbandry, Tamil Nadu.
Department of Animal Husbandry, Pondicherry .
Progeny Testing Scheme is being implemented by the Federation with the financial assistance of Government of India through the Tamilnadu Livestock Development Agency, in order to select superior cross bred bulls for breeding of milch animals belonging to milk Producers. To select the superior cross
bred bulls, a minimum of 20 cross bred bulls are selected and the cows belonging to milk Producers are impregnated using the semen collected from these bulls by way of artificial insemination. Based on the study of certain important economic traits like the quantity of milk produced in the first lactation, Fat
and SNF, age at first calving of the heifers born to these cows, the best of the cross bred bulls are selected for breeding purpose.
Warehouse / Production Capacity
To meet the Liquid Nitrogen requirement of the Semen Bank, a Liquid Nitrogen Plant PLN 106 with a capacity to produce 6 Litres/hour (Philips- Holland) was established in this unit on 17.07.1979.
This Plant was certified as the best maintained Liquid Nitrogen Plant by M/s. Philips India in the
year 1983. During the period 17.07.1979 to 2006-2007, 7.67 lakh litres of Liquid Nitrogen has been produced. This is the only plant in India run for more than 1.77 lakh hours continuously since its installation Another Liquid Nitrogen Plant PLN 106, with a capacity to produce 6 litres per hour was installed in this Farm on 19.10.96. So far the Plant has run 59,549 hours and has produced 2.36 lakh
Litres of Liquid Nitrogen.
Quality Policy / Processes
The Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm has been granted the ISO 9002:1994 Quality System Certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards vide License No. QSC/L-008958 with effect from 25-02-2002 . Now, the Quality System Certification of ISO 9002:1994 has been upgraded to ISO: 9001:2000.
To,Tamilnadu Co-Operative Milk Producers Federation Limited