Monthly Round-up August-September 2022 


Dear CLFMA Members & Industry Colleagues,


August-September, both months were full of buzz in CLFMA with a lot of work carried out for CLFMA’s 63rd National Symposium, 2022 conducted for networking with all the stakeholders for the upliftment of the livestock sector.


CLFMA through Monthly round-ups, updates all the activities carried out throughout August and September, 2022.


CLFMA OF INDIA’s 55th AGM & 63rd National Symposium 2022 :


The Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers of India (CLFMA) is conducted its 55th Annual General Meeting and 63rd National Symposium in Mumbai on 30th September and 1st October, 2022 at Hotel the Leela Mumbai.


The Theme of the event was ‘Changing Dynamics of Animal Agriculture in India” which was a very relevant topic for the upliftment of the Livestock Sector. 


The event was graced by Government Officials, eminent policymakers and industry leaders.


Inaugural Session was started with welcoming dignitaries, speakers and members by Mr. Suresh Deora, Convenor and Secretary, who extended a warm welcome to CLFMA Chief Guest Shri. Parshottam Rupala.  The Welcome Address was delivered by Mr.Neeraj Kumar Srivastava, Chairman CLFMA OF INDIA. Shri. Parshottam Rupala, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (AHD) department, Govt. of India, in his address as the Chief Guest at the symposium. He recommended implementing waste-to-wealth strategies for the disposal of dead animals. He added that the government is considering PPP (public-private-partnership) models for animal health in alignment with India’s One Health vision.


This was followed by the CLFMA Award Ceremony. The Famous CLFMA awards were given to two leaders, who had diligently worked and contributed to the development of the livestock sector. The Life Time Achievement awards were presented to Er. Anand Menon, FIE, who had contributed a lot to the livestock sector, during his glorious forty years of service as CGM, KSEL, Kerala & CLFMA Award was presented to Dr. Rudra Nath Chatterjee, Director ICAR - Directorate of Poultry  Research, Hyderabad for their marvelous contribution to the Indian Livestock Sector.


Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director of Godrej Agrovet, presented the journey of the industry, highlighting data on growth in production and efficiency over the last two decades. He shared the optimism of the industry, reflected in a CAGR of 7.5% this year. “The next decade is going to be explosive. Investments in animal husbandry will outstrip any industry. Our contribution to agriculture GDP will grow from 37% to 50% in the next 5-6 years,” he said.


Jatindra Nath Swain, IAS (Secretary Fy.) said consumer demand is shifting to animal proteins, with a projected 4x rise in consumption by 2047. He urged the participants to adopt sustainable solutions to water and electricity consumption.


An industry survey report was also released on the occasion, followed by a vote of thanks by Divya Kumar Gulati, Deputy Chairman, CLFMA of India.


The Symposium had 3 sessions and a Q & A Session.  The Symposium topics have been carefully selected for the direct benefit of the participants and CLFMA Members.


Day two of the symposium began with an energizing quiz by Naveen Pasuparthy, Treasurer, CLFMA and co-founder of Nanda Feeds. The first session brought up technology solutions with a focus on data and analytics. “Mitigating the challenges of price escalations of feed ingredients” was moderated by Amit Saraogi, Managing Director of Sarawagi Agrovet. RMSI Cropalytics’ Head – Sales and Strategy Kumarjit Mazumder shared a glimpse of the methodologies of their digital crop map tool. It uses satellite images to capture plots of standing crops. A price outlook on relevant commodities like soymeal, mustard cake, cottonseed oil cake, bajra and maize was revealed by Prerana Desai, Head of Research at Samunnati Agri. Kevin M Roepke, Regional Director – South Asia & Sub-Sahara Africa (SAASSA) from USSEC talked about ‘Chickenomics’ with a comparison of India and Sri Lanka. Hemant Bansal, Vice President of Patanjali Foods, representing the Indian Vegetable Oil Producers Association, maintained that prices of crop feed need to be at a reasonable range to guarantee the sustainability of the ecosystem.


The Second Session on the topic “Go To Market Strategies: Dairy, Poultry and Aqua Products” was moderated by Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director of Godrej Agrovet. Dan Meagher, President and CEO of Novus International, said, “The power of branding is very important. Processing of animal products is going to create a new customer experience. Brands are going to differentiate at the customer level.” Suguna Group’s B. Soundararajan and entrepreneur Dr. Manoj Sharma of Mayank Aquaculture both shared their respective learnings from the poultry and shrimp sectors for the benefit of participants of the forum. Bhupendra Suri of Creamline Dairy said, “The idea of private players in value-added categories like ghee, paneer and curd is rising fast, with opportunities for new categories like whey drinks.”


The Third session on the topic Regulations (FSSAI, BIS) & Potential impact on Animal Agriculture was moderated by Dr. P.S. Mahesh, Joint Commissioner and Director of Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute, Govt. of India. He encouraged members to approach and engage with the government’s representatives for a better future. In the third and final session, Dr. Parminder Singh, Professor of Animal Nutrition at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University, brought up the lacunae in the system. He spoke about technical challenges faced by livestock breeders in implementing standards. Government representatives Dr. Amit Sharma of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Amit Choudhary of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) invited participants to liaise and get involved in developing and amending standards. Highlighting the challenges with verification of reports of milk contamination, Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director of the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, said, “There is a need for scientific sampling with state-of-the-art laboratories set up to prevent non-compliance.”


Concluding the symposium, Tarun Shridhar, former Secretary, AHD, advised, “Rather than offering subsidies, an enabling policy environment and infrastructure support will nurture entrepreneurs and promote growth.


CLFMA offered Mementos, to Sponsors, Government Officials, Special Invitees, Moderators, Speakers, Associations, Press, Event Management Company, etc. as a token of appreciation for their continual support as always.  Hon. Secretary and Convenor Mr. Suresh Deora proposed the vote of thanks, sharing gratitude to the government representatives, speakers, industry stakeholders, special invitees and attendees for their active participation. Over 450 participants representing all stakeholders in the animal value chain, academicians, feed manufacturers, aqua farmers, animal health and nutrition experts, special invitees, and renowned dignitaries attended the forum.


Stakeholder Outreach:


We have planned Aqua, Dairy, and Poultry Webinars in coming months, which will be intimated to all by CLFMA Secretariat from time to time, so that, the members are able to leverage further mileage from Webinars, which is an opportunity for us to step up our outreach and opportunities for interaction with multiple stakeholders, Industry Veterans, National level organizations, Government Officials, etc.


We will be leveraging our present and newly established networks to further strengthen CLFMA’s position as one of the prominent thought leaders and policy advocacy organizations for Livestock Sector in India.



With warm regards,


Neeraj Kumar Srivastava





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