Training programmes offer an opportunity to pass on new scientific information to the field technicians & professionals. They also help in refreshing the knowledge of the participants. Further, several creative observations and experiences gained by field technicians could be discussed and shared, with mutually beneficial results. With these objectives in mind, the Kerala Livestock Development Board, offers practical oriented training courses to technicians and professionals in the area of animal/fodder production science.
The Training Centres under Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB) at present offers short term training course of 2-8 weeks duration. All these courses are designed for field workers who require specialisation in their respective fields. The courses include a combination of theory, practicals, group discussions, seminars and field visits. Apart from the courses announced (scheduled courses), the training Centres also takes up programmes as requested by the sponsors on mutually agreed terms.
|Course Title||Minimum qualification
|No of courses
|Modern trends in cryopreservation of bovine semen||Degree in Veterinary Science/
|Frozen Semen Production and its handling for optimum fertility||-Do-||10||1||10||25,000/-||Mattupatti|
|Bull breeding Soundness evaluation||-Do-||6||on request||10||22,000/-||Mattupatti/
|Field performance recording and Sire Evaluation Under Tropical Conditions||-Do-||14||1||15||31,000/-||Mattupatti
|Fertility Problems in Female Bovines||-Do-||14||2||10||31,000/-||Mattupatti|
|Tropical Pasture Seed Production and Quality Control||Degree in Agricultural Science||21||1||10||28,000/-||Dhoni|
|Fodder Production and its Utilization||Degree in Agricultural/
|Basic Course in Artificial insemination||SSLC / Equivalent||90 (30+60)||on request||15||35,000/-||Mattupatti/
|Field Embryo Transfer Programme||Degree in Veterinary Science||21||1||4||95,000/-||Mattupatti|
|Refresher Course in AI with Frozen Semen||Field AI Technicians||6||on request||15||19,000/-||Kulathupuzha/Mattupatti/ Dhoni / Kolahalamedu|
|Management of Large Scale AI Operations||Degree in Animal Production Sciences||14||1||12||31,000/-||Mattupatti|
|Management of Breeding Operations in Pigs||Degree in Veterinary Science||14||2||5||29,000/-||Koothattukulam|
|Goat Management and AI in Goats||-Do-||5||3||10||19,000/||Mattupatti/
|Minimum standards protocol for Frozen Semen Production||Degree in Veterinary Science/
|Quality Control aspects of Frozen Semen Production||-Do-||10||1||4||45,600/||Mattupatti/
|Advanced Techniques in Cattle Production||-Do-||6||1||15||19,000/||Mattupatti|
|Dairying and Clean Milk Production||Dairy Farmer||5||on request||15||7,000/-||Dhoni|
|Artificial insemination in goats||Field Veterinarians/
|Advanced Basic Course in Artificial insemination||SSLC / Equivalent||120||on request||15||77,000/||Mattupatti/
* Training expense including boarding and lodging
Note: Tailor made training programmes are also being offered. if the clients so decide.
All the necessary requirements for the successful conduct of the courses are available in the two stations of Training centre. Boarding and lodging facilities are given in the premises itself. Well established technical library, reading hall, class rooms and practical halls facilitate proper training.
A separate laboratory with all necessary equipment and instruments is built specially for trainees on ‘Frozen Semen Technology’. A well established lab with all facilities is available for training on “Embryo transfer technique”. Enough culled female animals are kept in the farm for the trainees to handle them for the courses on ‘Fertility problems in Female Bovines’ and ‘A.I. with Frozen Semen’ etc. A well equipped fodder seed laboratory with capacity of processing and storing 50 M.T. seeds is available at Dhoni which is very useful for training in fodder production and fodder seed processing. Modern teaching aids and demonstration units are amply used in order to improve the training quality.
Within the premises of the Training Centre Mattupatti and Dhoni there are
|Breedable female cattle (Nos.)||100||75|
|Crossbred bulls (Nos.)||100||100|
|Semen lab (annual production 10-15 lakh)||1||1|
|Calf rearing station (Nos)||1||1|
|Slaughter house (Nos)||1||1|
|Basic fodder seed farm (Ha)||–||10|
|Quality control unit||–||1|
In addition to the above, the following facilities of the KLD Board are available for demonstration and practical work.
|Farm with similar facilities as Mattupatti at Kulathupuzha.|
|Field progeny testing scheme.|
|Large scale frozen semen distribution system.|
|Fodder promotion activities.|
|Fodder seed production programme.|
|Fodder seed testing and quality control station|
|Central seed store having two ton capacity|
|Data processing station.|
|Goat breeding centre|
|Pig breeding centre|
|Quality control unit|
|Centre for Applied Livestock Genomics|
|General Info||Course Calendar for the year 2022-23|
|For the application form
Application Form For Short Term Courses
|The completed application addressed to the following address should reach the training centre atleast 30 days prior to the commencement of the respective courses.||Manager, (Trg)
Training Centre, KLD Board Unit,
Mattupatti, Munnar, Kerala- India – 685 616
Telephone : 04865 242201, Fax : 04865 242201AccommodationHostel facilities are available for trainees at Mattupatti and Dhoni. Family accommodation is extremely difficult.At Muvattupuzha the trainees are expected to stay outside the premises where enough hotels are available on reasonable rent.VISAParticipants from outside the country require a visa for their stay in India. The concerned Indian authorities have to be contacted by the participants for this. On request the KLD Board will give a letter of recommendation.Course Fee
The tuition fee for the courses, other than mentioned, conducted on special request will be decided by the Managing Director, K.L.D. Board, Thiruvananthapuram.
The applicant on confirmation of seat has to remit course fee in advance or at the time of joining for training at the venue specified
Course of Mattupatty
The registration fee or the tuition fee shall be remitted by demand draft drawn in favour of the Manager (Trg.), Training Centre, KLDB, payable at Munnar and drawn on the bank mentioned below
State Bank of India
A/c No. 57064109127,
For Course at DhoniThe registration fee or the tuition fee shall be remitted by the demand draft drawn in favour of the Manager (AH), KLD Board Ltd., Dhoni, payable at the State Bank of India, Palakkad with code. No. 7177, A/c No. 57028693728For courses at KoothattukulamThe registration fee or the tuition fee shall be remitted by the demand draft drawn in favour of the Dy. General Manager (AH), KLD Board, Ltd., Muvattupuzha payable at the State Bank of India, Muvattupuzha, with A/c No. 57021212613IFSC- SBIN00 70151InsuranceInsurance coverage will not be provided by the Centre. If needed it should be arranged either by the sponsors or by the candidates.
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It is liable for change and therefore prior confirmation is necessary to be sure that the course is conducted in time.
Separate application is not a must when candidates are sponsored by Govt. department.