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Basic DCS Secretaries Training Programme

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Course Obectives :

  • Understand the role & responsibility of DCS Secretary in perspective of increasing milk procurement & development of societies
  • Understand & describe proper breeding, feeding, nutrition, health care and management of animals to enhance milk production
  • Understand the importance of public and personal hygiene
  • Understand & adopt clean milk collection practices
  • Describe the present scenario and developments in cooperative dairying and appreciate the need for cooperatives to be competitive.

Focus Area :

  • Improve participation and procurement of pourer members
  • Improve raw milk quality
  • Awareness about improved animal management practices.

Batch Size : 25

Nature of Training : Residential

Duration : 21 days

Target Participants : New Secretary of the newly organised/revived DCS

Brief Description of the course :  National Dairy Plan. Quality assurance at DCS and Dairy Plant. Problems associated with quality of milk. Concept of 'Depth' and 'Spread'. Fodder Production & Conservation (area specific), Importance of values in collective action. Communication in field work. Importance of breeding for augmenting milk production- recent developments with emphasis on VBMPS Importance of proper animal health management. Understanding key operational costs and its implication on producer milk price. Achievement Motivation. Role of women in dairy cooperatives and ways to promote their participation. Maintaining Daily cash books; Audit of Dairy Cooperatives; Types of records maintained at DCS; Indent; audit; Animal Nutrition; Detection of adulterants; Film Shows; Milk Composition; Cooperative legislation and bye laws;

Visits to: DCS to study the functioning and to interact with milk producers; Fodder demonstration farm; Semen production facility; Cattle Feed Plant

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