Wayanad’s Abdul Rasheed bags best dairy farmer award


Wayanad’s Abdul Rasheed bags best dairy farmer award

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Abdul Rasheed, a native of Chundappady at Kalpetta in Wayanad has been selected for the best dairy farmer award for 2015, instituted by the state animal husbandry department. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, citation and statuette.

Announcing the award here on Monday, forest and animal husbandry minister K Raju said that Rasheed was chosen for the prestigious award considering his herd of high yielding cows, volume of milk production and scientific breeding methods. Rasheed has been running his dairy farm for the past four years and has been distributing 12,600 litres of milk per month through local milk societies.

Among the winners of other awards are Sebi Pazhayattil from Ashtamichira in Thrissur (best farmer in the mixed farming category), Philip K C from Puthupady in Kozhikode (best commercial dairy farm), Lalitha Ramakrishnan from Muthalamada, Palakkad (best woman entrepreneur) and Hyder Niyaz K from Kulathur, Malappuram (best young farmer).

The awards will be presented at a function to be held on the premises of the Kanakakkunnu Palace here at 11am on Tuesday.