Community Livestock Manager (CLM)

Who is Community Livestock Manager ?

Community Livestock Manager is a rural youth (man/women) essentially involved in livestock farming and aspires to grow this business, trained through a rigorous course to support Pashu Sakhies and provide linkages for input and output services. They are supposed to be livestock business entrepreneur and service provider and may manage Livestock business center on cost recovery basis in due course of time.

Functions of Community Livestock Manager

  • Develop capacity of Pashu Sakhies (livestock Nurses) to deliver livestock services efficiently and provide back up support for input and output linkages.
  • Counsel and guide livestock farmers to optimise production of livestock.
  • Facilitate Shepherd’s School to make farmers aware on improved management practices like balanced feeding, proper breeding , low cost effective housing and sanitation.
  • Help farmers to plan appropriate crop and livestock species to maximize resource use and enhance farm economics.
  • Demonstrate pro poor low cost technologies in field in association with Pashu Sakhies.
  • Motivate and enhance access to preventative practices and provide door step on time first aid services at affordable cost.
  • Initiate input and output linkages business for livestock farming on cost recovery basis.
  • Help farmers to Keep basic production record and assess business.
  • Start and manage own livestock farms.

Potential Employers

  • Micro Finance Institutions (mFIs) having significant livestock loan portfolio.
  • Government led livelihood development projects (National Rural Livelihood mission, State Rural Livelihood Projects, Animal Husbandry department projects).
  • Non government organizations working on livestock based livelihoods.
  • Commercial livestock farms.
  • Village Panchayats as Livestock based Livelihood support provider.

Entrepreneurial initiatives

  • Small scale goat/sheep/backyard poultry farms.
  • Livestock breed traders & suppliers.
  • Free lance livestock primary health service providers.
  • Free lance trainers for Government and Non government livestock projects .
  • Livestock input (feed/medicine/fodder seed) suppliers.

Course input

A . Knowledge –

  • Conceptual understanding of breed and process of its development.
  • Understanding of participatory approach, adult learning principles and essence of rural communications.
  • Health parameters (Heart beat, Body Temperature, respiration rate) and standard value of it for species wise healthy animals.
  • Livestock production cycles and standard gestation period, lactation days and heat cycles.
  • Major causes of animal diseases – biotic and abiotic factors.
  • Livestock feeds and fodders crops, plants and trees.
  • Structure and functions of Animal Husbandry department.
  • Local and common herbal plants/products and its uses in livestock treatments.
  • Right to Information act and its uses for livestock service delivery.
  • Various local livestock input suppliers and their address.
  • Various livestock related technical institutions and address for communications/websites .
  • National and state level livestock disease diagnostic labs and address/websites.
  • Livestock productivity standard (birth weight, weight gain, maturity age, kidding intervals) and assessment of same in operational area.
  • Component of a livestock business plan and bank loan application.
  • Various government and non government programs for farmers in local area and process of linkages with same.

B . Skills –

  • Participatory communication and active listening skills.
  • Participatory Rural assessment use n livestock problem analysis and facilitating community analysis and learning.
  • Identification of a healthy productive livestock through visual body configuration, production history and behavioral traits.
  • Restraining animals and recording body temperatures, heart beats; rumen movements and respiration.
  • Formulation and administration of common herbal drugs.
  • Oral administration of drugs.
  • Intra muscular and subcutaneous drug administration.
  • Written and verbal communication skills to deal with support agencies and input suppliers.
  • Basic skills in computer typing and e mailing.

B . Attitude –

  • Empathy with livestock farmers.
  • Concern for livestock sufferings and poor family livelihoods.
  • Learning and growing .
  • Commitment to work and punctuality.
  • Systematic record keeping and reporting .

Eligibility for the course

  • 10+2 passed and family background of agriculture and livestock rearing is preferred. For female candidate 10th pass is minimum requirement. Candidates should have crossed 20 years of age and should have social maturity to deal with livestock farmers sensitively and empathetically.
  • Women candidates and Candidates sponsored under government programs and NGOs gets priority in selection.
  • Course Fee – All inclusive Fee for 3 months course is Rs 45000. It includes Board, Lodge, Field practice kit, Uniform and dress, local transport, field support cost. A stipend of Rs 15000 is available to candidates who wish to complete internship with The Goat Trust in its identified field area.
  • Training Duration – Participants completes first 10 days training at The Goat Trust and then undertake field assignment of 40 days and then again receives training of 10 days in the campus.

Trained CLM over the years

Year Number of CLM trained States covered
2011-12 46 UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar
2012-13 98 UP, Rajasthan & Bihar,M.P
2013-14 261 Rajasthan, MP, UP & Jharkhand, Karnataka,Bihar, Telengana
2014-15 290 M.P, Chattisgarh,U.P, Jharkhand, Odissa, Tripura
Total 695
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