NIANP technology of small ruminant mineral mixture commercialized
Bangalore: ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore has been granted patent on Mineral Mixture as Nutrients for Small Ruminants (Patent No 294494).
These mineral mixtures are formulated based on the specific mineral requirements of sheep and goat to meet 100% requirement of most deficient trace minerals and partially meet the requirement of other minerals, with a consideration that remaining is to be met through feed and fodder offered to animals.
The interaction of minerals like the synergistic action of calcium, phosphorus and antagonistic action of copper and sulfur were also considered while formulating mineral mixture. The products are very useful in improving the productive efficiency and general health in small ruminants. The technology is cost-effective, sustainable, adoptable and environment-friendly.
The technology was commercialized to M/s. Kamdhenu Feeds, Saharanpur and Uttar Pradesh on non-exclusive basis through Agrinnovate India, New Delhi on 6th August 2018 at ICAR-NIANP, Bangalore.
The Memorandum of Agreement for licensing to manufacture and sell the formulation was signed between Dr Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP and Dr S P Sharma, Managing Partner, Kamdhenu Feeds in the presence of Shri Ravinderjit Singh, CEO, Agrinnovate India.
Innovators of the technology Dr N K S Gowda and Dr D T Pal, Dr K S Prasad were present on the occasion.