Support for Feedlot Fattening Farms
The project on Livestock Production and Development for Meat Production has been launched to optimize the production of beef and mutton. Under the project, beef and mutton feedlot fattening farms will be established by the farming community through out the country. The project will provide the full technical and partial financial support to the project associated farmers for the establishment and operation of farms. The PC-1 of the project envisaged to support establishment of small, medium and large farms.
Print and electronic media was used for advertisement to invite the applications to select the suitable farmers to participate in feedlot fattening activities of the project. Up to 14 th March, 2007, 3375 interested farmers have applied to participate in the feedlot fattening of animals. These farmers have already been provided with the technical feasibilities on beef and mutton production.
The project envisages provision of technical feasibility, feeding advice, design of sheds & farm and veterinary service to the interested farmers. The PC-1 also envisages to provide up to 15 % grant to encourage the farmers and investors. The original PC-1 envisages establishment of about 2500 farms of large and small ruminants. For 1 st year of the project, there is provision of Rs. 101.56 million under this head.
It is planned that the project will provide free veterinary health coverage and the operational financial support to project associated farmers on the following basis:
Each interested farmer will be required to enter into an agreement with the LDDB for the establishment and operation of feedlot fattening farm. This agreement will be undertaken at the beginning of the activity.
Names of all registered farmers will appear on the LDDB website.
The participant will undertake to fatten at least 10 cattle/buffalo or 20 sheep/goat to become eligible for the facilities and grant.
The grant will be available to maximum of 250 cattle/buffaloes and / or 500 sheep/goats per farmer.
Veterinary service will be available to all fattening animals at the farm.
Veterinary service will include:
- Antibiotic cover in the beginning of the fattening activity in particular before or during transport of the animal at the farm.
- Vaccination against Haemorrhagic septicaemia, Foot & Mouth Disease and Black quarter (in hilly and sub-hilly areas) in cattle/buffaloes and Enterotoxaemia and PPR in sheep/goats.
- De-worming for all animals.
- Aerosaol containing antiseptic for wound healing
- Tagging of animal for identification.
6. Project hired veterinarians and stock assistants will provide the veterinary service. Where project staff is not available, provincial livestock departments’ staff / private practitioners will be incentivized to provide the service.7. The grant will be provided after the completion of each fattening cycle upon successful implementation of project advice. Unsatisfactory implementation of the project advice will result in no grant for the farmer.8. Grant will be Rs 1400 (one thousand and four hundred) per fattened buffalo/cow calf and Rs 400 per fattened sheep / goat.9. Payments will be made after validation by the project staff (fattening officer and stock assistant) and provincial livestock department. Photographic documentation will also be done. Payment will be made through crossed cheque and the names of the grant recipients will appear on the LDDB website.
Purchased cost per animal = Rs. 7000.00
Feeding cost (100 days) = Rs. 3700.00
Total Operational cost = Rs. 10700.00
Project support per animal = Rs. 1500.00
• Male sheep and goat fattening = @ Rs. 400.00 per fattened animal:
Purchased cost per animal = Rs. 2700.00
Feeding cost (100 days) = Rs. 500.00
Total Operational cost = Rs. 3200.00
Project support per Sheep & Goat = Rs. 400.00
Project operational support will not exceed in any case more than Rs. 1600.00 per calve and Rs. 475.00 per male growing sheep and goat. Moreover, the project operational support will be paid to the farmers only on the successful completion of each batch of feedlot fattening. This payment will be subject to the verification by the project concerned officers. The mode of payment will be in shape of cross cheque in the name of the registered project associated formers. The farmers will enter into agreement with the project (L&DDB) on stamp paper that he will be abiding by all the terms and conditions laid down in the agreement.