State seminar was conducted at Kottayam to create awareness about the importance of the animal identification in selection, breeding and genetic improvement of indigenous breeds. The advantage of Microchipping over other identification methods was detailed in the seminar. Seminar was inaugurated by the Honourable minister for environment Sri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Dr. Oommen V. Oommen, Chairman, KSBB and Sri Shaji Zachariah, CGM, NABARD spoke during the function. The function was presided over by Professor Sosamma Iype Managing trustee of Vechur Conservation Trust.
Significance of Microchipping in Conservation of Vechur Cattle got published in XII Annual Convention of Society for Conservation of Somestic Animal Biodiversity. Page 221-225