Greens Food Crafts through its subsidiary M/s Mysore Livestock & Breading Co P Ltd has ventured into to fully integrated Poultry operations, starting from breeding to commercial broiler operations, feed mills and processing of poultry meat. As a ﬁrst step, the company has commissioned 1.25 lacs birds commercial broiler operations in north Bangalore.
Mysore Livestock and Breeding Co P Ltd (ML&BCPL) is also planning to start Sheep/Goat/ Pigs, rearing and breeding operations in coming days.
- Poultry farming is raising chickens, turkeys, ducks and other fowl for meat or eggs. India is the fourth largest market worldwide in poultry with growth expected up to US$11.3 billion by 2015.
- India has a high potential in the sheep industry and also a very diverse genetic resources through which, if scientiﬁcally bred the production in sheep industry can be enhanced. India’s exports of live animals like sheep and goat over the years continued to dominate with a registered growth of 9.98 per cent over the last three years. and holds the second rank with respect to goat and sheep world population.
- India has the largest cattle and buffalo population in the world. Indian cara-beef exports have remained stable during last year and rise in 4 per cent will be seen in the coming years, mainly the result of a stable 5 per cent rise in production and growing domestic consumption (out of the 20 per cent strictly vegetarian population). Most of the increase in local product will account for buffalo meat, as the buffalo population percentage out of total cattle has rapidly increased in recent years due to high milk yields, less fat and bone and no slaughter restrictions in most states when compared to cows. The government is making concerted efforts to tap the vast export potential of the country’s huge livestock population.
- India is endowed with livestock resources of vast genetic diversity and accounts for about 11 percent of the world livestock population. The country boasts of 55 per cent of the world buffalo population, 20 per cent of the goat population and 16 per cent of the cattle population in the world.
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