All veterinary services are almost free only special visits are being nominally charged only Rs. 50/- and large operations like caesarian and Ruminatomy are charged Rs. 100/- only .
I) De-worming Program :about 40 % of digested food making animals debilated. This affects the productivity of the animal. To overcome this problem union is conducting mass de-worming program since 2002. this has benefited us in improving in terms of quality of milk. We are using powder Ivvermectin as a medicine which is ecto and endo de-warmer. Union has offered 50% subsidy on the medicine.
II) Productivity enhancement program: Union has started productivity enhancement program with the help of NDDB since 2001. to achieve this extensive training to farmers , veterinarians, para veterinarians, management committee members of DCS is given. Also supply of good mineral mixture, quality feed has been made available. Arranging programs like de-worming, heat- synchronization are held regularly. Supply Buffalos are seasonal breeders. They exhibit heat and calve in winter season only. Due to this milk production from april to October is reduced up to 60 % compare to production in November to March. To overcome this problem to some extent brining the animals in heat at a time by using synthetic or natural hormones is the best method. We are conducting this program from June to October every year about 5000 to 5500 animals are induced in this program. Generally we get 52-55 % conception rate. This helps to maintain our procurement level in lean season. Union has declared 50% subsidy on medicines used in this program as they are very costly.
III) Calf Rearing program :This program has been introduced for the farmers to realize themselves the importance of calf rearing which was practically negligible. Farmers do get a good quality and low cost animals if they rear the calves at their stable. To bring down the rearing cost union has introduced milk replacer and calf starter. A model shed has established where the calves are brought by purchasing from the farmers. They are reared by using milk replacer calf starter and all the modern techniques.
IV) Travis for Animals :
V) Exhibition and Competition: To motivate the milk producers and DCS Union organizes every year different competitions such as Ideal DCS, Ideal Women DCS, Highest Milk supplying DCS, Best quality milk – cow, best milk quality – buffalo, highest milk supply – lean season, Best artificial inseminator, Best Fat tester, Ideal Chairman of DCS, Ideal Secretary etc. At the occasion of AGM chosen milch animals exhibition conducted by the Union every time where 400 to 500 animals participates. From these animals
VI) Purchase of Milch Animals : Animals : ducer who are having more than 10 milch animals or if like a community dairy farming that particular group is spending Rs. Upto 2500/- per month. That group or that big producer can move to milking machine. To promote the use of milking machine Union is offering 50% subsidy.
VII) Nominated Mating Programme for production of HF/HFCB/Khillar and Pandharpuri. male calves.
Shri. Warana Sahakari Dudh Utpadak Prakriya Sangh Ltd. Tatyasaheb Kore nagar A/p- Warananagar Dist-Kolhapur and Sabaramati Ashram Gaushala (SAG) is jointly working in the districts of Kolhapur and Sangali for production of elite female and male calves from disease free elite cows in the area through nominated mating. In this project the female calves will be rear by farmers of Warana dairy and high pedigree and disease free male calves will be given to SAG, Bidaj Farm as future breeding bulls.