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Assam, a vibrant state northeastern state situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, is also known as Pragjyotisha’ and ‘Kamrupa’ in the ancient Sanskrit language. In addition to its rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife, and lush tea gardens, forests account for about two-fifths of the state’s area. Along with Assam Silk – which is famous all over the world, Assam also has the largest dry fish market in Asia located at Jagiroad in the Marigaon district of Assam.

Demand for Veterinary Products in Assam | Cattle, Fish, Poultry, Livestock Industry in Assam

The cattle industry is the backbone of the local population in Assam. Lakhimi is dual purpose breed of cattle found in the entire state of Assam. The other major cattle breeds in Assam are Sahiwal, Holstein Friesian, Hariana, Jersey, and Gir.  It is important to note that more than 80% of cattle are owned by farmers. The average milk production per day is considerably less than the national average because of multiple factors and one of them is inadequate feed and fodder. Because of being one of the high-quality protein sources and income, poultry farming in Assam is on boom currently resulting in an increase in both backyard and commercial poultry farming. Broilers, ducks, layers, and backyard poultry are the major types of poultry reared in Assam. With cattle, poultry, and fish industries thriving in Assam, livestock farming is no different! It includes sheep, goats, and pigs. These animals play an important role in meat production and the socio-economic development of the rural population of Assam. Apart from other important schemes which are being implemented by the government, Fodder Development, specifically focuses on increasing the availability and quality of fodder for the livestock.  The healthier the food, the better the benefits yield from the livestock!

As per the 20th Livestock Census of Assam conducted in 2019 ¾

Sr No. Animal Population Remarks
1 Cattle Population 110 lakhs 60% of the total livestock population in Assam
2 Poultry Population 385 lakhs 17% of the total livestock population in Assam
3 Livestock Population 72 lakhs 30% of the total livestock population in Assam

Assam is blessed with an area of about 4 lakh hectares of rivers, ponds, reservoirs, tanks, and many more water reservoirs.  As per the data provided by the Directorate of Fisheries, Assam, in 2021-22, Assam produced about 4.17 metric tonnes of fish. Catfish, murals, ornamental fish, and carp are the major species of fish that are being cultivated in Assam. Thus, the fishery sector is also an important part of the growth of Assam’s economy along with the cattle industries and poultry industries.

Farmers in Assam are engaged in semi-commercial fish farming business, which contributes to the economic growth of Assam. The average fish yield per hectare per year in Assam is 1.08 tonnes, which is lower than the National Average fish yield. Similar to the cattle and poultry industries, the government has implemented many schemes and initiatives to boost fish production. 

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Various Government Schemes in Assam for the enhancement of Cattle, Fish, Poultry, and Livestock Industries

The government has implemented several Cattle Industry enhancement schemes such as:

  • The National Project on Bovine Breeding (NPBB)
  • Assam Milk
  • Meat and Egg Mission
  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission
  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)

These schemes aim to improve the genetic potential of the cattle, increase milk and egg production and consumption, conserve and develop indigenous cattle breeds, and provide appropriate financial assistance for setting up dairy production units and value-added infrastructure.

To improve and enhance the Poultry Industry the government has implemented schemes like:

  • National Livestock Mission (NLM)
  • Poultry Development
  • Rural Backyard Poultry Development
  • Support to Dairy Cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organizations (SDCFPO)

To improve and enhance the Fish Industry the government has implemented schemes like:

  • Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
  • Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART)
  • National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)
  • Fish Farmers Development Agency (FFDA)

These schemes help in guiding, training, and awareness among the farmers and also aim to provide financial assistance for fishery development, infrastructure, seed and feed production, and much more.  

Importance Of Feed Supplements

Because of the geography and its location, the regular use of cattle feed supplements in Assam is inevitable. Aiming to the growth of the cattle, poultry, fish, and livestock farming industries, the demand for high-quality feed supplements to improve animal health, well-being, and productivity is also increasing. The use of balanced cattle feed that is full of all the required nutrients to ensure growth, and better milk production that can provide overall well-being of the cattle is being encouraged by the government. Various programs have been initiated to educate farmers about the benefits of feed supplements and to make these supplements more accessible and affordable.

Feed supplements when added to regular feed provide better nutritional efficiency, increase productivity, enhance reproduction output and its quality, and boost immunity in the livestock. Cattle, fish, poultry, and livestock are the backbone of the State’s economy, there is increased demand for animal feed supplements leading to its exponential growth. 

Why Choose Refit Animal Care To Start Your Cattle Feed Business?

Setting up a manufacturing unit for cattle feed supplements, for veterinary pharma products is a capital-intensive project.  It is always advisable to look forward to a third-party manufacturing facility for pharma products, especially if you are a startup or if you are planning to expand your existing business in this field. Third-party pharma manufacturing can also benefit you through lesser liability for fulfilling all the quality, safety, health, and hygiene requirements.

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Refit Animal Care provides third-party pharma manufacturing facilities with quality, cost-effective, ready-to-use products having private labeling and packaging. Contact +91 8725942559 to avail most-in-demand third-party manufacturing services to grow your business, both nationally and internationally.