MADRAS VETERINARY COLLEGE

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY ECONOMICS
History

The Department of Animal Husbandry Economics was started on 12.12.1980 with the following objectives:
  • Malady-remedy analysis of livestock and poultry farming
  • Formulation of least cost ration for milk production
  • Impact of institutional financing on livestock farmers and
  • Analysis of consumption pattern of livestock and poultry products.

Achievements

The Department is offering UG and PG courses and pursuing research in Livestock Economics and Marketing.

  • This Department has completed 25 research projects within a short span of 13 years.
  • Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission has identified this department as a consultant for framing the Livestock Policy of the State.
  • This Department has trained more than 350 persons in different areas of livestock economics.
  • This Department helped nearly 300 farmers for preparation of different livestock projects.

Current Focus

Teaching

The department is involved in teaching Livestock economics, Marketing, Management, Econometrics and Linear Programming. So far, 18 MVSc, students and 5 Ph.D. scholars had completed their degree courses.

Research

The department is involved in working out the gray areas of farm production thereby improving the rural economy. For the development of livestock sector in Tamil Nadu, this department is doing macro level analysis in the areas of livestock production, population, productivity and employment generation through livestock enterprises. In marketing, various shandies located in different agro – climatic zones of Tamil Nadu are being studied. Further, new avenues for marketing of livestock products in the competitive GATT era are being explored.

Name of the project Funding agency Fund allocated (Rs.)
Survey of cattle markets in different agroclimatic zones of Tamil Nadu
ICAR
11.71
Planning and Strategies for development of livestock in Tamil Nadu
ICAR
9.61

Extension

The department offers consultancy services to the farmers and field veterinarians in working out the economics of different livestock enterprises.

Faculty

Dr. A.Mohamed Safiullah, Professor and Head
Dr. A.Serma Saravana Pandian, Assistant Professor
Dr. B.Jaya Varathan, Assistant Professor