Mattupetty Livestock Project in Idukki

The hilly reaches of Mattupetty in Idukki district are host to the prestigious Livestock Project of the Kerala Livestock Development Board (KLDB) Ltd. This 'holy land' for dairy farmers is home to hundreds of high quality cattle and is spread out over 191 hectares of land. Its achievements in animal husbandry have been heralded around the world and people actively pursue the cattle rearing courses offered here.

Over hundredsheads of cattle are reared on site, including breeding bulls and cows. Animal Husbandry, Fodder and Semen Bank are the mainstays here, along with an impressive Training Centre, which holds courses for veterinarians, para-veterinarians and technicians in the field of animal production. It began as the 'Indo-Swiss Project Kerala' in 1963, with the aim being to develop a new cattle breed which can adapt to the local environment. The KLDB was formed in 1976 and has developed the Mattupetty Project as a model livestock village, with the first deep frozen bull semen in the country being produced here in 1965.

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