- Introduction of high yielding nutritious fodder varieties with improved technology.
- Farm demonstration as well as demonstration programmes in farmer's fields.
- Training of farmers and field level officers of the State in the region.
- Production of breeder, foundation and certified seeds of high yielding varieties of different fodder crops, grasses and legumes.
- Assisting the state governments of the region in maximizing their fodder seed production for distribution among the farming community.
- Introduction of fodder crops in the existing crop rotations of the region to increase production per unit land per year.
- Development of silvipasture system and demonstration of improvement and management of village grazing lands and natural grasslands.
- Evolution of fodder calendar suitable to agro-climatic region.
- Performance testing of new varieties of fodder crops and grasses.
- Director, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Post Office Textile Mills, Hissar–125 002, Haryana, Tele. No. 01662-259184(O), 259541(R).
- Director, In-charge, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Avadi (Alamadhi) P.O. cattle farm, via Red Hills, Chennai-52. Tele No. 044-26310360(O) 26418131(R).
- Director, In-charge, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Pahadi Sharif, via Keshavgiri, Hyderabad–500 005 (A.P) Tele. No. 08415-265635(O), 265366(R).
- Director, In-charge, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, P.O. Netaji Subhas Sanatorium, Distt. Nadia, West Bengal-741 251 Tele. No. 033-25828425(O), 25828626(R).
- Director, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Palej, Distt. Gandhinagar-382 355, Tele. No. 079-23261273(O), 23260106(R).
- Director, In-charge, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Suratgarh-335 804 Rajasthan. Tele. No. 01509-268047(O) 268048(R).
- Director, In-charge, Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Srinagar, Camp Office 599/A, Gandhinagar, Jammu-180 004. Tele. No. 0191-2457698(O), 2439453(R).
- Director, Central Fodder Seed Production Farm, Hessarghatta, Bangalore–560 088. Tele. No. 080-28466281(O) 28466280(R).
Implementing Agencies: Regional Stations for Forage Production and Demonstration and Central Fodder Seed Production Organizations are subordinate offices under the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture.
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|Farmers’Fair/Field Day (Nos.)||27||25||27||23||80||59|
* upto 30.11.2004
Remarks: Regional Stations for Forage Production and Demonstrations and Central Fodder Seed Production are being operated by this Department in different agro-climatic conditions for seed production of improved varieties of fodder crops to cater to the needs of the farmers of the respective regions. The State Animal Husbandry Departments and local farmers can contact these fodder stations for any information related to fodder production and fodder seed production.
For further details of the fodder stations following may be contacted: