Livestock rearing is an essential part of rural economies in Kerala. It produces a series of invaluable services to mankind, by providing cash income, milk, eggs, hides, skins, dung, social stability, investment, labor opportunity, status as well as cultural values. However, the livestock sector in Kerala is preponderated with smallholders. Hence, the share of the gain from increase in farm income by the smallholders and landless animal keepers will depend largely on the availability and quality of inputs and organized market avenues. For many it may be difficult to access markets to buy inputs and services or to sell their livestock products.
The ongoing project of Meat Products of India Ltd is the installation of Hi-tech Slaughter House at Edayar. The work order was issued to M/s Meatek Food Machineries India Pvt Ltd,Lucknow and the work is in good progress.
The organization of seminar on the aforementioned subject will bring together Researchers, Academicians,Entrepreneurs and students who work with Livestock products and foods of animal origin to exchange expertise. Participants in this event from a variety of fields will have a good opportunity to visit the factory, understand the recent advancements in the food and meat industries and share ideas on a common platform
The one day national seminar organised by Meat Products of India LTD, which is a leading company(A Govt of Kerala Undertaking) in the meat processing industry for the past 49 years, assessed that there has been an increase in acceptance of high quality meat products products and awareness about the value added meat products is higher in kerala than in many other states.
MPI offers 15 days crash course to build a successful career on meat processing.