New Delhi: Cornext Agri Products won the national startup award 2020 in the category of agriculture and under the theme of Allied Areas (which includes fisheries, poultry, animal husbandry etc.)
Around 157 contestants participated in the agriculture category of the national startup awards, and 25 of them participated in the Allied Areas.
Cornext Agri Products Private Limited
Cornext is a startup addressing the green fodder shortage in India caused by the reduction in grazing lands and inconsistent crop practices. Cornext preserves green fodder when available, in the form of silage. During a shortage, these silage bales cater to a larger number of dairy farmers across the country.
Silage baling is a process of compacting chopped and inoculated maize crop, tightly wrapped with UV-protected recyclable film. This way it retains moisture for up to 12 months, meaning green fodder is then available all year. Aside from improving the health and milk yield of cattle, this technology also makes it easier to store and transport fodder.
- Cornext has produced and distributed up to 1 lakh metric tonnes of baled silage as high quality green fodder, equivalent to four months of summer ration for 1 lakh animals.
- The Mini Silage Baler has a daily production capacity of 20 metric tonnes, equal to 2,000 animal rations per day.
Support and recognition
Cornext received the 2019 Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge Award from the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. The Andhra Pradesh Government has also partnered with Cornext to draft the Fodder Security Policy.
Source: Startup India