Goa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union “Goa Dairy” was established in the year 1984. A member owned Federal Body of 178 Rural Dairy Co-operative Societies spread all over the State of Goa, having 19100 farmer families as their members procuring presently on an average about 65000 liters of milk per day.
A Co-operative Institution, having modern Dairy Plant of 1,10,000 liters per day capacity, supplying 95,000 liters of milk per day to the urban/semi urban consumers through 440 Milk Booths and 850 full time Distribution Agencies.
A modern Cattle Feed Plant, manufacturing around 12,500 M. T. of HighProtein, Bypass Cattle Feed, Calf Ration & Pregnancy Ration per annum to cater to the nutritional requirements of milch animals of this State.
Apart from milk Procurement, Processing and Milk Product making like Shrikhand, Amrakhand, Paneer, Lassi, Flavored Milk, Curd & Pure Ghee, the Union is engaged in increasing milk production by providing Technical Input Services, which includes Veterinary Aid, Vaccination Programme, Artificial Insemination Services for Breeding and Fodder Development Activities. The Union has also started Productivity Enhancement Programme and Clean Milk Programme for increase in milk production.
Fodder Seeds of good quality, Root Slips of Perennial Grasses are supplied to the farmers at the doorsteps, free of cost. So far, around 2,000 farmers have started cultivating fodder in their own plots.The approximate area under cultivation of Fodder is 550 hacters.
Women participation programmes such as WDCLP and organization of Self Help Groups are taken up by Union. So far, under the above programme, 8200 farmers have been given orientation of scientific dairy business and 800 farmers have been sent to Anand under Farmer Induction Programme.