During 1960, Governement Dairy Farm and Cattle colony at Madhavaram were setup with the hope that the cattle colony will serve as the basis for shifting of city animals and as a model farm and with a object of supply of milk to the public in the city. The milk colony consist of 8(Eight) units for housing the animals with total capacity of 4,000 animals. But due to various problems of diseased animals and supply of lesser quantity of milk to the Central Dairy of the TamilNadu Dairy Development Corporation, the Government transferred the Dairy Farm and Cattle Colony to the control of Animal Husbandry Department on 01.07.1979(Vide G.O.No. 669, Agriculture (MP.II), Dept. Dated: 31.03.1979.
The Government Dairy Farm of Animal Husbandry Department was taken possession by the TamilNadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University on 01.03.1991 (Vide G.O.No. 44, AH & F ( AH6), Dept. Dated: 04.02.1991). Out of the 8 units which were taken possession by the University, 5 Unit were utilized for the establishment of various Laboratories / Offices of University and in the 4th and 8th Units Licensees were maintaining animals. The Government Dairy Farm which was functioning at 6th Unit was renamed by TANUVAS as" University Research Farm".
It is maintaining Livestock farm complex which hosts dairy cattle, goat, sheep, rabbit, pig and Animal Science Park for the benefit of UG and PG students of Madras Veterinary College, farmer and entrepreneurs. Perennial fodder is grown with an output of over 2 MT daily. URF is good source of outlet for selling green fodder based on weight to the farming community who are rearing the dairy cattle in and around the Madhavaram Milk Colony. Moreover farmer and entrepreneurs are also provided training on various farm waste management, skill development programmes on fodder cultivation, dairy farming and farm waste utilization, animal husbandry advisories, farm demonstration.
|S.No||Date||Veterinary and Fisheries Vara vizha Celebration -2013|
|1||07.01.2013||Veterinary Health and Livestock Production Awareness camp cum Mass contact Programme on 07.01.2013|
|2||08.01.2013||Infertility camp cum Mass contact programme|
|3||09.01.2013||Livestock Awareness Programme to Corporation School Children|
|4||10.01.2013||Awareness Programme on “Role of Livestock and Poultry in Health to School Children|
|5||11.01.2013||Camp on High – tech Innervations in Animal Sciences and Technology|
|6||12.01.2013||Hydroponic Fodder Production Method and the its Management|
|7||15.01.2013||Tree Plantation Programme.|