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About Karma Feed


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Karma Feeds started in 1985 with feeds machinery grant from the erstwhile Animal Husbandry Department, Ministry of Agriculture, RGOB, Thimphu for production and supply mash type feeds for the Govt. farms. Subsequent more machinery items were added through self finance to cope up with the increased feeds demand. With the start of 10 FYP, feeds demand for back farms promoted through the One Gewog Three Products (OGTPs) Program also started pouring in and to cope up with such increased demand a bigger mill for steam formed pellet making was added at the cost of Ngultrum Ten Million by locating to the present site.

We strictly follow the code of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) which has been developed with the following broad objectives in mind:

  • To protect the health of human consumer of food products derived from the livestock fed prepared stock feeds.

  • To protect the health of livestock and to enable livestock producers to achieve expected levels of performance by delivering stock feed of consistent quality to animals.

  • To contribute to the delivery of livestock products of consistent and appropriate quality to enable livestock producers to market food commodities that meet national standards.

History


Karma Feed is the flagship project of Karma Group. It was started in 1982 with the feeds machinery grant provided by the erstwhile Department of Animal Husbandry under the Ministry of Agriculture. Initially, Karma Feeds produced and supplied mash type feeds for government farms in the country. At the time, It only had a small mixer machine with a one ton production capacity

With the increased feeds demand from across the country, Karma Feeds upgraded its production capacity by installing new machinery and equipment at its plant located at Amochhu (Toorsa) bank in Phuentsholing.

In the last decade, the Royal Government’s prioritization of commercial agriculture and livestock farming to boost food self-sufficiency and food security triggered the feeds demand. To further meet the significant surge in demand for animal feeds, a bigger mill for steam formed pellet making was established in 2017 at the Pasakha Industrial Estate in Phuentsholing at the total cost of Nu 200 million. The plant’s capacity is 200 tons.

Karma Feeds is the leading animal feeds manufacturer and supplier in the country, meeting around 75% of the total feeds requirement. It has over 68 sale agents spread across the country, with at least two agents in each dzongkhag.

Karma Feeds produces a wide range of feeds for cattle, pig, fish, and poultry. Karma Feeds also provides proper instructions and hands-on trainings for farmers on how to use the feeds. Karma Feeds has a total 55 employees.

Karma Feeds has a standard laboratory staffed with trained professionals at its plant in Pasakha to constantly monitor the quality of the raw materials entering the plant and the finished products exiting the plant. Karma Feeds strictly follows the code of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to:

  • Protect the health of human consumer of food products derived from livestock fed prepared stock feeds;

  • Protect the health of livestock and to enable livestock producers to achieve expected levels of performance by delivering stock feeds of consistent quality to animals; and,

  • Contribute to the delivery of livestock products of consistent and appropriate quality to enable livestock producers to market food commodities that meet national standards.

Vision


  • Our commitment to customer that we will promptly and accurately meet their needs for quality products and services at reasonable prices

  • Our commitment to employees that they will have a sense of job security and working environment with respect, dignity and recognition of merit and performance. That we are responsible for them.

  • Our commitment to community that we will maintain in good order the resources we are privileged to to use and will protect the environment and natural resource

Mission


Contribute to the overall socio economic development of the country by manufacturing and supplying quality animals feeds thereby feeding wholesome nutrition to the animals which would result in better health and well being of its human populace by implementing the following:

  • Lab based quality ingredients purchase, feeds processing, and supply.

  • Back up services on utilization of feeds related products.

  • Business approach to development of livestock input supply through “One Stop Farmers Shop”

  • Encourage local communities to produce feed ingredient like maize etc.

  • Timely purchase of ingredient at right cost and with right storage facilities to reduce feeds price fluctuations.

  • Develop and maintain highly motivated professionals at all levels of feeds production, supply and provide technical back stepping to farmers.

  • Use environmental friendly technologies in feeds production and strive for continuous up gradation of technologies and expansion of facilities.

  • Continuous Research & Development

  • Support in implementation of Good Farm Practice code as and when disseminated by the Livestock Department.

  • Promote Farmers to Farm extension to use right feeds for right benefits.

Organizational Chart


  • Karma Dorjee(Managing Director)

  • Sonam P Dorjee(Deputy Managing Director)

  • Koinchok Wangdi(Director - Karma Feeds)

  • Chencho Wangyal(Project Director)

  • Dendup Drukpa(Finance Manager)

  • Tandin Wangchuk(Administrative Officer)

  • Kuenzang Nima (Laboratory)

Cattle Feeds


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Karma Feeds’ cattle feed is mixed in a balanced proportion of ingredients with high nutritional content and vitamins to maintain the rightly required body weight to enhance the milk production capacity, and reproductive health of the cattle.

Calf Starter

Specially formulated feed for calves to be started from the 42nd day till 8 months

Cattle Concentrate

Feed formulated for milking cows to maintain health, ensure milk production, and reproductive health

Milk Ration

Milk ration is a high energy feed which ensure higher milk production and maintenance of the cattle and is recommended for milking cow producing more than 10 liters of milk per day.

Cattle Feeding Schedule

Condition of Cattle Feed Allowances
For Body Maintenance Summer season: 1 kg to 1.5 kg per day per cattle
Winter Season: 2 kg to 2.5 kg per day per cattle
For Milk Production In addition to above – every 2 liters of milk production requires 1 kg feed and multiples thereof.

*The Pellet feed can be fed directly but in case of Mash Feed, it needs to be soaked overnight in lukewarm water.

Good Management Practices:

Fodder is a critical requirement which should be fed as:

During last two months of pregnancy 30kg good quality green fodder along with 2.5 to 3 kg straw/hay
Milking cattle after calving 35kg tender green fodder along with 2.3kg – 3kg dry straw/ hay

Minerals: For high yielding cattle, additional 20 gm mineral mixture is required per cow per day to avoid calcium deficiency.

Dairy Equipment is available for your efficiency at Karma One Stop Shop

Poultry Feeds


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Layer Feed

Give your layer birds Karma feeds’ pellet feed as it is a complete diet, fully supplemented with all the necessary energy, protein, minerals and vitamins balanced to ensure optimum body weight resulting in optimum egg size and production.

Types of layer feed:-

  • Chicken Starter Crumble

  • Chicken Grower Crumble

  • Layer Pellet

Feeding Guidelines

Feed allowances and body weight targets:

Age in Weeks Age in Months Feed given per bird per day (In grams) Average Body weight (In grams) Type of feed
1st - 8th 2 months 35 to 50 40 to 700 Chick Starter Crumble
9th - 18th 4 months 2 weeks 55 to 75 700 to 1500 Chick Grower Crumble
19th- 21st 5 months 1 week 95 to 100 1500 to 1700 Layer Pellet
22nd-30th 7 months 2 weeks 100 to 112 1700 to 2000 Layer Pellet
31st- 40th 10 months 112 to 116 2000 to 2050 Layer Pellet
41st-72nd 1 year 6 months 120 to 125 2050 to 2100 Layer Pellet

Layer Breeder Feeds

Karma feeds produce all type of layer breeder feeds fully supplemented with all the necessary energy, protein, minerals and vitamins balance to ensure good quality egg and good hatchability by understanding physiology and anatomy of birds.

Feeds Recommendation Size
Pre layer breeder starter 0 to 3 weeks of age Crumble
Layer Breeder Starter 4 to 6 weeks of age Crumble
Layer Breeder Grower 7 to 12 weeks of age Crumble
Layer Breeder Developer 13 to 17 weeks of age Crumble
Layer Breeder Ration 18 to 19 weeks of age Pellet
Layer Breeder Ration 20 to 32 weeks of age Pellet
Layer Breeder Ration 33 to 44 weeks of age Pellet
Layer Breeder Ration 45 to 55 weeks of age Pellet
Layer Breeder Ration 56 to 65 weeks of age Pellet

VIEW LAYER MANUAL

Broiler Feed


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Feeding Karma Feeds’ pellet gives your bird a healthy weight and ensures its optimal performance. The pellet feed should be fed to attain faster weight gain and better immunity.

Types of Broiler feed:

  • Broiler Pre Starter Crumble
  • Broiler Starter Crumble
  • Broiler Finisher Pellet
  • Broiler Finisher Mesh

Feeding Guidelines

Types of Feeds Feeding guide
Broiler Pre-Starter Recommended from 0 day till 12 days. Should be fed liberally NB: Provide fresh clean water for the birds.
Broiler Starter Recommended from 13 days till 21 days of age at the quantity of 80 gm per bird daily to ensure healthy growth.
Broiler Finisher After 22 days fattener feed should be fed liberally for faster growth and quicker weight gain. The ideal marketable weight of the bird is 1.900 kg, which is usually achieved after the 5th week.

Broiler Breeder Feeds

Karma feeds produce all type of layer breeder feeds fully supplemented with all the necessary energy, protein, minerals and vitamins balance to ensure good quality egg and good hatchability by understanding physiology and anatomy of birds.

Feeds Recommendation Size
Broiler Breeder Starter (1) 0 to 3 weeks of age Crumble
Broiler Breeder Starter (2) 4 to 6 weeks of age Crumble
Broiler Breeder Grower 7 to 15 weeks of age Crumble
Broiler Breeder Developer 16 to 22 weeks of age Pellet
Broiler Breeder Ration 23 to 62 weeks of age Pellet

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Good Management Practices:

  • Systematic Lighting during the laying period increases egg production.

  • Uniform body weight of birds should be maintained for better production of eggs.

  • Layer feed should be introduced after the bird attains a weight of 1500 gm.

  • Change of feed from one category feed to another should be introduced gradually in order to avoid stress to the birds.

  • Top dressing shell grit (oyster shell) should be fed during peak production to maintain eggshell quality. site built for karma feeds, any of the content filled in this site may be not relevant to karma feeds or any other company.

  • Introduce egg laying box inside the farm at the age of 17 weeks. The ratio of each laying box (1" x 1" x 1") should be 1:5 birds.

Poultry Equipment is available for your efficiency at Karma One Stop Shop

Pig Feeds


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Karma feeds pig feeds are mixed in the balance proportion of ingredients of higher nutritional content and vitamins thereby ensuring the maintenance of the required body weight, enhancing milk production capacity, and the reproductive health of the pigs.

Types of Pig feeds:

  • Pig Starter

  • Pig Grower

  • Pig Finisher

  • Pig Sow Ration

Feeding Guidelines

Pig Feeds Recommendation Size
Pig Starter To be fed immediately after weaning piglets attains live weight of 25kg Crumble
Pig Grower After attaining 25 live weight Pellet
Pig Finisher When live weight reach 48 to 91kg Pellet
Pig Sow Ration During latching period Pellet

Fattener pig are usually considered marketable when they reach a live weight of 90kg which should be achieved within 8 month by feeding Karma feeds with right quantity and proper farming methodology. Type of pig feeds to be fed may be determined by weight rather than by age of pig.

Fish Feed

Aqua Feeds

We are producing following types of AQUA FEEDS:

  • Fry Pellet Feeds

  • Fish Starter Pellet

  • Fish Grower Pellet

  • Fish Finisher Pellet

Stage Daily feeding rate Duration
Brooders 2-3% of their body weight Throughout the year
Fry to fingerlings 50-100% of the initial body weight Up to 1-2 months
Grower 1-2% of their body weight Till harvesting

Urea Molasses Minerals Block (UMMB)


The UMMB is a high protein concentrated feed in addition containing necessary Ammo unt of Carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins. The Urea supplies as protein to the Microbes and increase the population of microbes and thereby it maintenance rumen microbial environment which enhance the digestion of cellulous.

Ruminant diets are especially based on fibrous feeds: mainly pastures and crop residues like; straw, maize. These feeds are imbalanced as they are deficient in protein, minerals and vitamins and since they are highly lignified their digestibility is low and thus the UMMB will help the digestion of Lignin with the help of micro flora.

  • Satisfying the requirements of the rumen microorganisms to ensure efficient fermentation of fiber and increased production of microbial protein.

  • This micro flora will pass from rumen to abomasums and met the requirement of protein which in turn increase the milk, meat and wool production.

Precautions while supplementing UMMB:-

DO'S
  • Fed strictly to ruminants only(sheep, goats, cattle)

  • Blocks should fed as a feed supplement and not as the basic ration

  • The Amount of UMMB blocks fed to sheep and goats should be limited to 100 grams/day.

  • Supply sufficient Amount of water to avoid urea toxicity.

  • Block should be fed as a lick.

  • The block should be introduced slowly and should feed forage in adequate quantity.

DONT'S
  • Harmful to mono gastric animal, i.e. horses, donkeys, or Pigs.

  • Avoid feeding young ruminants less than six months of age (Calf, kids and Lambs)

  • Never give block to a thin animal with an empty stomach, there is risk of poisoning due to excessive consumption.

  • The Block should never be supplied in ground (Powder) form or dissolved in water as this can result in over consumption resulting toxicities of Urea.

Quality


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Policy of Quality

Be competitive with any livestock feeds whether produced in country or imported in terms of nutrient contents and price, In particular we will meet the nutritional requirement of improved farm animals in mountainous farming system.

GMP for raw materials purchase, processing, storage and use every good farming practice within the set parameter linking farm to flock with safety to animals, products, consumers and to environment. Where possible and feasible the raw material requirement will be met through internal production within the country to provide opportunities of cash income to the agriculture farming sector

Ensure safe and environment friendly waste disposal method and strictly follows 3 Rules:

  • Reduce

  • Recycle

  • Reuse

Contact Us


Karma Feeds


Pasakha,
Phuentsholing, Bhutan.
Tel : + 975-5-252602
Fax : + 975-5-254668
E-Mail : [email protected]

Karma Group (Head Office)


Babesa, Thimphu
Thimphu,Bhutan
Tel # 00975 -2-324163/325831
E-Mail : [email protected]