||When the enviornment takes presidence over the profit, the installation of a feed mill in a developing country, is an unusual task. Kerala Government faced with this challenge, when Kerala Feeds Limited, commissioned a feed mill aimed at improving the lives of small farmers. devoloping the countryside and helping to combat the growing depopulation. As a consequence of this, Kerala Feeds Ltd., a Kerala Government Company, was set up in 1995, incorporated under the Companies Act.
The cattle feed plant with 500 TPD capacity was commissioned in late 1998 and commercial production started in January 1999, with one shift only. The second and third shift operations were commenced in June 1999 and July 2000 respectively. The unit is located in Kallettumkara Village in Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur District beside the Palghat - Ernakulam Railway line and about 7 km from Chalakudy and 9 km from Irinjalakuda. The plant is situated in 27 acres of land and has sufficient scope for further expansion.
The Company is headed by Chairmanship of the Secretary to Government (Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development), Government of Kerala.
The organization has procured and developed material handling systems in tune with its requirements to lighten the burden of the employees.
Some of the machineries installed in this plant are imported and these machines have helped the company to produce quality pellets and capture the market, which was hitherto in the hands of the private sector companies. Kerala Feeds has been instrumental in not only increasing the quality of the feed available in the market but also has been able to stall the spiraling tendency of the feed prices. The raw material is checked for its quality, stored in the godown, filled into the bins, drawn in fixed proportions, ground to fine particular size, mixed homogeneity, cooked for better digestibility and pelletised keeping the need of the cattle in mind.