Monthly round-up – February 2020
Dear CLFMA members and industry colleagues,
We had an eventful month with lots of action.

Let me briefly take you through the highlights of CLFMA Activities and what is in store for the next few months as well:

Meetings with Government officials:

We had the following meetings with government officials at Krishi Bhawan:

CLFMA was pleased to get invited in the workshop on “Revisiting Compounded Cattle Feed Specifications” & “Workshop on Feed Ingredient Standards” held on February 11, 2020 at NDRI, Karnal.

On behalf of CLFMA, Mr. Suresh Deora, President -West Zone, CLFMA, Dr. R. S. Masali, General Manager, Nutrition, Godrej Agrovet Limited, Mr. Mandeep Singh, MD, Tiwana Feeds, Dr. Prashant Shinde, Commercial Director - Feed & Nutrition, Cargill and Mr. Manish Sharma, General Manager, PDFA had attended the meeting.

Ms. Chandrika Venkatesh, Executive Director CLFMA attended Meeting scheduled by CACP (Commissioner for Agricultural Costs and Prices) at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi on 11th February 2020. Agenda of the Meeting was on “Formulation of Price Policy for Kharif Crops 2020-21 Season”. There was detailed discussion on Rice, Maize, Major Millets, Minor Millets Strategy for increasing productivity, discussed about issues related to improve shelf life, storage facilities and value additions of various commodities. Feed situation of Livestock Industry was discussed in detail with Executive Director of CLFMA and clarification about supplementation of soya and maize with wheat and rice was given to the government.

CLFMA Members along with Dy. Chairman Mr. Neeraj Kumar Srivastava and Mr. Divya Kumar Gulati, Secretary and other Association representative also attended the Meeting at Coimbatore on “Livestock Industry Feed Situation” dated 11th February 2020. Agenda of the Meeting was to discuss Present Raw Material situation of Maize and Soyabean in India and the meeting was attended by most of the poultry associations from India. It was suggested in the meeting that CLFMA should give a representation “To Allow Import of 5 Lakh MT Soyabean Meal with 0% Duty under TRQ Quota”, but CLFMA decided to shelf this for the time being as soya and maize prices has come down and the reason for imports cannot be substantiated due to lack of shortage. The same has been circulated with proper data to all the participants.

CLFMA’s efforts are on for getting approved the combined Feed Additive List.

Further to Meeting with Smt. Rajni Sekhri Sibbal, Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries AH&D, we purchased the book- “Are you prepared for a Disaster?” and had circulated the hard copy of the Book to all Managing Committee Members on 17th February 2020.

Let us take India’s livestock sector to newer heights!

With warm regards,
S V Bhave
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