Project Highlights

“Four Weeks summer internship” ends for UK students at MDVL

We had three final year students from University of Cambridge, visiting us in the month of August 2010 namely Katie Louise Scotter, Benjamin John Crowter and Claire Coombe-Jones. They worked on the below listed projects.

  • Ben – Incidence of Mastitis in MDLV and ways to reduce it.
  • Claire – Bio Security in MDVL and ways to improve them.
  • Katie – Calf Mortality in MDVL and ways to reduce them.

There were three first year students from the Royal Veterinary College, London namely Charles Edward KenworthyTewson, Daisy Johnson and Harriet Sharp. They worked on the below listed projects.

  • Charlie – Body condition score card and obtaining optimum BCS by nutritional balancing.
  • Daisy – Artificial Insemination Procedure in MDVL and ways to improve it.
  • Harriet – Acidosis, causes, prevention and treatment.

Knowledge exchange from overseas would prove beneficial for both MDVL and exposure to the practical situations would be valuable for the students.

Macro Dairy to invest Rs100 cr in dairy project

The company has proposed to involve 40 villages in and around Ludhiana for this dairy project

Chandigarh: Punjab-based Macro Dairy Ventures Private Ltd has proposed to invest Rs100 crore on setting up a dairy project in Ludhiana, for producing premium quality milk and mozzarella for domestic and export purposes within one year.

“This commercial venture will provide major socio economic stimulus to the area, where it is to be set up by working with the community for the cultivation of fodder and promoting live stock management programme,” Macro Dairy Ventures Private Ltd managing director Jassi Khangura told PTI.

The company has proposed to involve 40 villages in and around Ludhiana for this dairy project.

“We will involve small dairy farmers in this project who will bring their own animals and we will provide them required infrastructure and make them aware of latest technology in animal husbandry programme in order to produce quality milk,” he said.

As part of the project, we will make dairy owners and women earn Rs. 6,000-7,000 per month so as to increase their earnings, he said.

The company would also set up separate divisions under this project, which involve animal husbandry division, reproduction division, milk processing plant, fodder cultivation and community partnership.

To feed the milch animals, the company would cultivate fodder on 350 acres of land based on contract farming module, he said.

The company also plans to set up a centre for Embryo Transfer Technology for commercial purpose. An effort would also be made with regard to bringing improvement in germ plasm in this project, he said.

Punjab based Dairy project makes Public Private Partnership a lucrative model

Punjab-based Macro Dairy Ventures Private Ltd is setting up an integrated milk production and processing facility in Ludhiana, for producing premium quality milk and mozzarella for domestic and export purposes. To feed the milch animals, the company would cultivate fodder on 350 acres of land based on contract farming module. The company also plans to set up a centre for Embryo Transfer Technology for commercial purpose. An effort would also be made in the progeny upgradation of milch animals by way of intensive selection and breeding programs in this project.

As informed by Mr. UpneetRajorhia, the Lead Consultant of this project, the venture is promoted by MrJasbir Khangura, who is a UK based NRI and a very successful entrepreneur himself. Mr. Upneet informed that Mr. Khangura is most innovative kind and his vision to set up this commercial venture is to provide socio economic stimulus to the area, community participation in the cultivation of feeds and fodders and imparting live stock management and training programme to the women entrepreneurs. These Women Entrepreneurs are proposed to bring their own animals and the project will provide them required infrastructure and make them aware of latest technology in animal husbandry programme in order to produce quality milk.

As per Mr. UpneetRajorhia, Mr. Jasbir Khangura will prove as a role model for many entrepreneurs to step into this kind of model with shared profits amongst the participants.

Macro Dairy to invest Rs 100 cr in dairy project.

Macro Dairy to invest Rs 100 cr in dairy project.

Chandigarh, Apr 1 (PTI) -- Punjab-based Macro Dairy Ventures Private Ltd has proposed to invest Rs 100 crore on setting up a dairy project in Ludhiana, for producing premium quality milk and mozzarella for domestic and export purposes within one year.

"This commercial venture will provide major socio economic stimulus to the area, where it is to be set up by working with the community for the cultivation of fodder and promoting live stock management programme," Macro Dairy Ventures Private Ltd Managing Director Jassi Khangura told PTI.

The company has proposed to involve 40 villages in and around Ludhiana for this dairy project.

"We will involve small dairy farmers in this project who will bring their own animals and we will provide them.

Macro Dairy's milk unit to come up in Ludhiana

Dilip S. Phansalkar

Dairy: Macro Dairy Ventures Pvt. Ltd, a Ludhiana-based company with an objective to produce the highest quality of pasteurised milk in India, is setting up a milk processing unit near Ludhiana in Punjab. The state-of-the-art equipment includes fully mechanised milking system as well as electronic milk measurement.

When Projectmonitor got in touch with the company, Manjit Sigh, Manager - Human Resources, explained, "We are setting up a very exciting milk processing unit near Ludhiana. The exact location is at Latala, about 35 km from Ludhiana. The unit is the first of its kind in India with a livestock that consists of 4,000 cows and buffaloes. We intend to process 1.5 lakh litres of premium quality milk every day. All licenses and clearance certificates have been obtained, and work is on in full swing." The estimated cost of the project is Rs 100 crore and it will be ready by April 2009.

Commenting on the expansion plans of the company, Singh remarked, "Our expansion plans in milk production in the next five years involves an investment between Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 5,000 crore."

Contact: Manjit Singh, Manager - HR, Macro Dairy Ventures Pvt. Ltd, Majestic Park Plaza, BhaiBalaChowk, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana, Punjab 141001. Tel: 0161-2771880/885 & 2869563/561-65; Mobile: 09815700896