Indigenous Breeds Project

Genetic studies on performance of important indigenous breeds of cattle and their improvement through selection

The project is being operated in the home tracts of three indigenous cattle breeds viz., Gir, Kankrej and Sahiwal in collaboration with various State Veterinary /Agricultural Universities and ICAR institutes, State Government Farms, NGOs and Gaushalas. The project is primarily aimed to conserve, propagate and improve the genetic potential of these three famous indigenous cattle breeds. The technical programme of the project envisages the establishment of germplasm (GP) and data recording units (DR) for each breed by registering the animals maintained under farm and field conditions, respectively. The young bulls born out of the nominated mating o

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