The district dairy farmers' meet, under the auspices of the Dairy Development Department, will be held at Mampatta near Mukkom in the district on November 27 and 28, organising committee members said in a press meet here on Friday. Dairy Development Minister K.C. Joseph will inaugurate the meet at Karthika Kalyana Mandapam at 11 a.m. on November 28.
According to P.P. Gopinatha Pillai, the organising committee chairman, the golden jubilee of the Mukkom Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society will also be celebrated on the occasion.
A range of programmes including an exhibition of varieties of cattle and fodder grass, quiz, seminars, workshops, discussions, cultural programmes and shows to introduce advanced equipment and technologies in dairy farming would be organised, said Mr. Pillai.
According to him, more than 500 delegates and more than 1,000 dairy farmers from across the district will attend the meet. The programme is organised in association with the Farm Information Bureau and the Animal Husbandry Department besides the three-tier panchayats, and dairy development cooperatives from the district.
The Malabar region of the Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (Milma) which is organising the ‘Milma Fest 2011-2012' on the occasion at the same venue is associating with the programme. Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan will inaugurate the Milma Fest.