Friday, December 28, 2012

Erode Karungalpalayam dairy animals market attracts Dairy farmers

SEVAI Team visited Erode Dairy animal market

“Erode Karungalpalayam dairy animals market attracts Dairy farmers” Kalamegam said in Erode, a leading dairy farmer of Kulitalai area to SEVAI team who went to study the market for OFI Cow project. He described that the cow farmers purchase freshly calved animals in their second/third lactation at Karungalpalayam, Erode Dairy farming. Kalamegam further said, “There is a market for pregnant, lactating cows at Karungalpalayam, Erode. Every Thursday, it starts at early morning. Most breeds of cows are sold in this market and several cow farmers surrounding districts visit this market to buy their cows of higher quality. More than 1000 cows were sold in a day at Karungalpalayam, Erode cattle market. This cattle market is one of the biggest in Tami Karungalpalayam, Erode l Nadu.On Thursday noon, cows are sold at Rs 25000 to Rs 60,000per cow. Similarly the buffaloes were sold at Rs 24000 to Rs 58000 (per buffalo).The sellers and buyers said that Karungalpalayam, Erode dairy animals market is a fair price market if the middlemen are avoided. Modern and well established scientific principles, practices and skills should be used to obtain maximum economic benefits from dairy farming as Dairying is an important source of income to small/marginal farmers and agricultural labourers. More profits can be earned depending upon the breed of animal, managerial skills and marketing potential. Karungalpalayam dairy animal market sells mostly cross breed cows such as Jersey cows; Holstein (black and white) cows and a few other local breeds. The color in Jerseys varies from a very light gray to a very dark fawn, Age at first calving: 26-30 months, intercalving – 13-14 months, Dairy milk yield of cross breed Jercy is found to be 10-15 liter per day. In India this breed has acclimatized well especially in the hot and humid areas. Holstein Friesian breed is originated in Holland. Holsteins are large, stylish animals with color patterns of black and white or red and white. Holstein heifers can be bred at 15 months of age, when they weigh about 800 pounds. It is desirable to have Holstein females calve for the first time between 24 and 27 months of age. This is by far the best diary breed among exotic cattle regarding milk yield. On an average cross breed H.F gives 15-20 liter of milk per day. It performs well in delta areas. The cross breeds were found to have higher birth weight, faster growth rate, earlier age at first calving, higher weight ; at first calving, higher lactation yield, longer lactation period) shorter service period, dry period and milk production and breeding efficiency. Results are seen more quickly in characters like milk yield in the crossbred progeny”.-Govin


  1. Want to see this market very soon will go to the market

  2. Want to see this market very soon will go to the market

  3. I am seeing loy of 1st time educated, working youth coming to get nurture country cow and this is welcome trend. After jallikattu, awareness has gone like anything and footfall going to increase manifold. Sakthivel

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