Livestock Support Services

Twenty Live Stock Markets (LSMs) and four Small Ruminants (SR) Markets would be strengthened under the Project. Such markets need marketable surplus and market development. This would be achieved as follows–
  • Marketable surplus through sustainable and rapid growth and development of livestock sector can be ensured if due attention is paid to providing extension support to live stock farmers. At present extension manpower with Animal Husbandry Department is inadequate. The Shortcoming could be addressed by functioning of lady link workers in this sphere.
  • Similarly Small Ruminant Farmers are spread across and are not able to improve their financial status in isolation. However if such farmers are brought together in a group and trained for the healthcare of the animals their problems would be better addressed, creating healthy marketable surplus.
  • Consumption of Meat in Metropolitan cities has increased tremendously. However the trade of such meat does not take place in good hygienic conditions. Considering the huge demand for consumption of meat, a study of meat trade in Pune will deal with issues of setting of modern slaughter house, ensuring future demand for livestock and value added products.
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Twenty Live Stock Markets (LSMs) and four Small Ruminants (SR) Markets would be strengthened under the Project. Such markets need marketable surplus and market development. This would be achieved as follows–
  • Marketable surplus through sustainable and rapid growth and development of livestock sector can be ensured if due attention is paid to providing extension support to live stock farmers. At present extension manpower with Animal Husbandry Department is inadequate. The Shortcoming could be addressed by functioning of lady link workers in this sphere.
  • Similarly Small Ruminant Farmers are spread across and are not able to improve their financial status in isolation. However if such farmers are brought together in a group and trained for the healthcare of the animals their problems would be better addressed, creating healthy marketable surplus.
  • Consumption of Meat in Metropolitan cities has increased tremendously. However the trade of such meat does not take place in good hygienic conditions. Considering the huge demand for consumption of meat, a study of meat trade in Pune will deal with issues of setting of modern slaughter house, ensuring future demand for livestock and value added products.
  • Unlike for agricultural crops, database for livestock is not available. Considering the huge production and trading of livestock there is an imperative need to collect and compile such data for its dissemination. Dissemination of market information through a specialized cell is therefore proposed under this component.
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