27th August, 2021, Bengaluru
The micro / macro minerals’ deficiency and imbalance is one of the important factors responsible for the low reproductive efficiency and health in the dairy animals. Required in small quantities as compared to macronutrients, the micronutrients can be more easily supplemented without affecting the existing feeding practice by the farmers.
After conducted the comprehensive studies on the mineral status of soil, water, feeds & fodder and blood of crossbred dairy animals maintained under the field conditions in all the agro-climatic zones of Karnataka, the ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru, Karnataka prioritized the most limiting minerals. Based on the information, the Institute formulated, tested and validated the Area Specific Mineral Mixture (ASMM) in a large number of dairy animals of four different regions.
As a testimony to this successful technology, after 10 Years of licensing, again M/s. Nandi Agrovet, Bengaluru has renewed its Agreement today.
Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru and Shri Sundar from M/s. Nandi Agrovet, Bengaluru signed the Agreement on the behalf of their respective organizations.
Dr. Sudha Mysore, CEO, AgrInnovate was also present during the occasion.
The Technology was first commercialized with M/s. Karnataka Milk Federation (December, 2006), followed by M/s. Nandi Agrovet, Bengaluru (April, 2011), M/s. Vijayaratna Industries, Challakere (October, 2019) and M/s. Vet Needs Labs, Bengaluru (April, 2021). It is widely adopted in all the Districts of Karnataka through the State Milk Federation and Animal Husbandry Department. Considering its adoption pattern and benefits accrued, the economic impact of the technology is estimated to be about Rs. 400 Crores per Year.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru, Karnataka)