The feed mixing unit was established at Poultry Research Station, Nandanam, Chennai in order to take care of feeding the birds maintained at the station. Later, this unit also catered feed requirements of birds and Lab animals maintained at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.
The Centralized Feed Mixing Unit was converted to a Self Financing Unit on 01.04.2003. The feed prepared at this unit is being supplied to various constituent units of TANUVAS, District Livestock farms of Animal Husbandry Department, Tamil Nadu, other Educational Institutions, Private Research Institutes, Hospitals and livestock farmers. This unit was renamed as Central Feed Technology Unit (CFTU) during 2009. CFTU prepares 1800 - 2000 MT of livestock and poultry feeds and 150 MT of mineral mixture every year approximately.
The TANUVAS General Mineral mixture was produced from the year 2005 and contains major minerals like Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium and Chlorine and Minor minerals like Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Cobalt, Iodine and Selenium.
TANUVAS Mineral Mixture is very well received by different stake holders and line departments. The mineral mixture is sold to livestock farmers through peripheral centres of University. Furthur, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Tamil Nadu also procures Mineral Mixture for distribution to farmers in various schemes. Very good positive impact is seen in usage of Mineral Mixture in enhancing milk production. Feed back on this Mineral Mixture shows lesser cost and definite favorable impact of increasing the milk yield by atleast 10%.
|Type of Animal||Quantity Suggested|
|Heifer||15-20 g /day|
|Milch Cattle||30-40 g /day|
|Dry cow||25-30 g /day|
|Pregnant cow||30-40 g /day|
|Bull||30-40 g /day|
|Work cattle||25-30 g /day|
|Milch cattle feed||Chicken brooder mash|
|Calf feed||Chicken grower mash|
|Sheep / Goat creep feed||Chicken layer mash|
|Sheep / Goat adult feed||Quail brooder mash|
|Swine creep feed||Quail layer mash|
|Swine grower feed||Duck layer mash|
|Swine adult feed||TANUVAS general mineral mixute|
|Name and Designation||E-mail ID||Mobile|
|Dr. L. Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., Professor and Heademail@example.com||+91-9840851353|
|Dr. A. Ruba Nanthini, Ph.D.,Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91-9442030727|
The Professor and Head, Central Feed Technology Unit, Kattupakkam – 603 203, Chengalpattu District Phone No : +91-96772 48311 E-mail: email@example.com Location of the feed mill unit : https://goo.gl/maps/xraiNPcLY96W9xfb7