The Federation is actively engaged in the
following activities to accomplish their objectives.
(A) Procurement of
Sheep and Angora wool.
For long-term sustainability of the sector in
general and breeders in particular, the Federation undertakes procurement of
sheep and angora wool directly from the breeders. This ensures remunerative
prices, marketing facilities to the breeders and elimination of middlemen.
(b) Sheep Shearing:
Traditionally the sheep are reared by
nomads/tribesmen `Gaddi` in Chamba & Kangra districts and ‘Kinnaura’s’ in
Kinnaur district, however, other backward and remote areas/pockets of the
state Tissa (Churah), Salooni, Sahoo, Mehla of Chamba Dist., Chotta and
Bara-Bhangal of Kangra Dist., Chuhar valley of Mandi Dist. 15-20, 18-20 areas
of Rampur, Chirgaon and Dodra-kwar Tehsil’s of Dist. Shimla also practice
pastoralism who migrate alongwith
their livestock to alpine pastures in summers and to lower hills/plains
during the winters in search of pastures. The Federation is taking care of
sheep shearing requirements in the State in a most modernized way by using
imported sheep shearing machines. The sheep shearing facilities are being
provided at the pasture level.
(c) Sheep wool
The Federation is providing wool scouring/washing
and drying facilities at Palampur. Wool is washed by a mechanical procedure
using detergents to remove the washable impurities like dust, dirt &
grease. It is also the first mechanical step towards processing of wool.
The Federation is actively engaged in the marketing
of sheep and angora wool. For this purpose the established markets of Punjab,
Haryana and Rajasthan are regularly surveyed. Wool is finally marketing
through E-Tendering process. Before selling the wool, grading of the same is
done by the technical personnel of the Federation. The normal sales cycle
ranges for 3 to 6 months depending
upon the market variables
(e) Supplies of Veterinary Equipment’s,
Medicines and Animal Feed Ration:
As per the State Government policy, the Federation is
facilitating the procurement of Veterinary equipment, medicines and Animal
Feed Ration for the Animal Husbandry Department H.P. as a third party
procurement agency for enhanced competitiveness and reasonability of prices.