The mineralized cattle licks contain supplementary nutrient such as cobalt, zinc, iron, copper and manganese which help in growth, metabolism and other physiological processes of animals. It improves the quality & quantity of milk produced. This product is also useful for cattle having deficiency of elements. The Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar Gujarat, has a technology for the production of micro nutrient enriched cattle licks.
Deficiency of micronutrients in the cattle causes many diseases. Micronutrients deficiency mainly effects on the rate of growth, fertility and milk production. Milk provides vital food supplement to human as well as animals and hence is considered as a balance and complete diet. The institute has developed a process for the making the cattle licks. It’s composed of different trace element/nutrients which remove the deficiency in the cattle. These cattle can enhance the reproduction systems by licks. It improves the quality & quantity of milk produced.
The technology is ready for license under ‘free to offer’ and can be implemented on commercial scale. The product has high demand in animal sector. There may be huge demand in the future in the India and aboard.
Major raw materials needed
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Major Plant Equipment and Machinery Required
Minor equipment to compress the material, vessel with agitator, mould.
Plant Capacity: 200 blocks of 2.5 kgs each per day
Plant Cost: ₹7.50 lakhs approx.
For further details:
Business development/ Technology Transfer Dr. Kamalesh Prasad