The Department of Livestock Products Technology was created as a constituent of Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu, Thanjavur District during the year 2012 with an aim to offer Under Graduate courses in B.V.Sc. and A.H.

This department imparts education in Livestock Products Technology for the Under Graduate students and trains individuals / farmers / unemployed youth / entrepreneurs for developing Human Resources in the field of meat and milk products processing & value addition.

This department has modern slaughter hall for hygienic meat processing along with modern meat examination laboratory and facilities for value addition of meat and meat products. In this department the process of establishment of "Establishment of Regional Dairy Entrepreneurs Training Facility" with model dairy plant for imparting entrepreneurship skill development abilities in milk processing and value addition of milk and milk products. In this department field oriented research programmes are being undertaken to cater the need with regard to livestock products technology in Delta and surrounding districts.


  • To impart education in Livestock Products Technology for the Under Graduate students.
  • To develop Human Resources in the field of meat and milk products processing.
  • To undertake field oriented research programmes to cater the need of the livestock and poultry industry in Delta districts.

As per the VCI Regulation, the department is offering the following courses:

  • LPT 311: Milk and Milk products Technology (1+1)
  • LPT 312: Abattoir Practices and Animal Product Technology (1+1)
  • LPT 321: Meat Science (1+1)

Infrastructure available

  • Well designed slaughter hall with overhead rail system for Poultry, Small and large animals slaughter with Walk in Cold Storage Room
  • Meat Processing and Examination Laboratory
  • Dairy Technology Laboratory

Major Equipments available at Meat Technology Laboratory

  • Meat Mincing Machine (Imported)
  • Bowl chopper (Imported)
  • Sausage Stuffer (Imported)
  • Meat Mixer (Imported)
  • Vacuum Packaging Machine (Imported)
  • Meat Slicer (Imported)
  • Brine Injector
  • Vacuum Tumbler
  • Feather plucking Machine
  • Automatic Scalder
  • Poultry Portioning Machine
  • Smoking Unit
  • Tandoori maker
  • Large Animal Balance – Weigh bridge
  • Deep Freezer – Vertical
  • Deep Freezer – Horizontal
  • Flame Photometer
  • Incubator
  • Hot air oven
  • Waring Blunder (Imported)
  • Meat Bone cutting band Saw (Imported)
  • Pig Restraining Unit
  • Deep Fat Fryer
  • Knife sterilizer
  • Pressure Washer
  • Captive Bolt Stunner
  • Over Head Rail System with electrical hoist for slaughter of small and Large animals
  • Walk in Cold Room

Major Equipment available at Dairy Technology Laboratory

  • Homogeniser
  • Butter churner
  • Automatic khoa making machine
  • Ice cream – batch freezer
  • Incubator
  • Hot air oven
  • Autoclave
  • Deep freezer
  • Milk sachet packing unit
  • Vacuum packaging unit
  • Butter worker
  • Bulk milk cooler
  • Batch pasteuriser
  • Cream separator
  • Gerber's centrifuge
  • A model dairy plant with a capacity of 1000 LPH having all necessary equipment/ machineries is going to be erected soon at this department
  • Quality control equipments


Completed project:

  • TANUVAS – TRCF scheme on "Development of value enriched yoghurt with soy milk and fruit pulp" – Budget – 0.60 lakhs.

Ongoing Projects:

  • NADP project on "Establishment of Regional Dairy Entrepreneurs Training Facility at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu" - Budget – 171.5 lakhs.
  • TANUVAS Revolving Fund Scheme on "Wholesome Meat Production and Preparation of Value Added Meat Products for Public sale" – Budget – 0.50 lakhs.

Publications (in last three years):

  • Research Articles: 05
  • Research abstracts: 24
  • Popular Articles: 39
  • Pamphlets: 18


  • Dr. A.Kalaikannan, Assistant Professor and Head
  • Dr. G.Rajarajan, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. B.Karthik, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. R.Ilavarasan, Assistant Professor

Contact address

Professor and Head.

Department of Livestock Products Technology,

Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu,

Thanjavur-614625, Tamil Nadu.

Phone: +91-4372-234012