Trivandrum: Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLD) organized a National workshop on “New Initiatives on Milk and Meat Production by Conservation and Propagation of Indigenous Breeds of Animals” on January 23, 2012 at Mascot Hotel.
The workshop aims at sharing the experiences of the KLD Board in conservation of milch breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Kankrej, Vechur, dual Purpose breeds like Malabari and Attapady Black breeds of goats, Meat purpose breeds like Angamaly pigs and other indigenous breeds with stake holders across the country to gain experience from them.
“I am very happy on the “Innovative Initiatives of KLD board for the conservation and propagation of native breeds of Livestock “in the country. Government of India is very liberal in sanctioning conservation projects to KLD Board. We have already sanctioned Conservation projects of Malabari goat, Attappady Black Goat, and Angamali Pigs and happy to note that Board has implemented the projects very successfully and NABCONS have evaluated the conservation projects and reported to Government of India that implementation of these conservation projects are excellent,” said Professor K V Thomas, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in his inaugural address.