Ration Balancing Program

Ration Balancing Programme aims to improve production and reproduction of animals through adoption of scientific method of feeding with provision of technical inputs and services to milk producers at their doorstep, thereby improving milk production efficiency, reduction in milk production cost and economic return from dairying.

Objective:

  • Improvement in milk production and quality.
  • Possible reduction in daily feed cost.
  • Increase in net daily income.
  • Improvement in reproduction efficiency of animals.
  • Reduction in calving interval and as result increase in productive life.
  • Improvement in the growth rate of calves, leading to early maturity ad earlier calving.
  • Reduction in parasitic load.
  • Better immune response, hence better resistance against diseases.
  • Reduction in methane emission.
  • Reduction in nitrogen excretion and efficient utilization of locally available feed resources.

Activities under the RBP Programme:

  • Local village youth who is 10th pass educated and unemployed: age between18 to 35, preferably should be from same village is identified for work in his/her assigned own single village.
  • He/She is trained under Local Resource Persons (LRP) basic training.
  • LRP is visiting to the farmer’s house, which is having stall feed milch animals.
  • LRP is registering the animal with following the programme guidelines as trained in the basic training.
  • After required details collecting from farmers, LRP prepare the advice with use of INAPH and issue to farmer.
  • LRP will revisit each animal after every 3 to 4 week interval or whenever there is change in feed ingredient and collect the new feeding practices to reformulate balanced ration based on changes of feed ingredient and provide fresh RB advice.

Activities under the RBP Programme:

Particular

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

TGT

ACH

TGT

ACH

TGT

ACH

TGT

ACH

TGT

ACH

TGT

ACH

TGT

ACH till July-19

LRPs Inducted – Total

200

19

650

835

650

675

0

0

0

500

0

258

250

168

Villages Covered

400

19

1300

1653

1300

1312

0

16

0

84

0

80

250

168

Farmers Covered (Cumulative)

8000

19

34000

83692

60000

151129

60000

153380

60000

167252

60000

178744

0

0

Animals Covered (Cumulative)

24000

32

102000

102713

180000

183957

180000

186470

180000

213808

180000

231874

5000

3280