About AICRP on Cattle


Dairy Cattle production in India is traditionally practiced under integrated mixed farming system.  Unlike the western countries, Indian livestock farming is considerably unorganized and considered as household enterprise to majority of rural masses. Due to this reason, majority of the genetic improvement programmes being implemented in the country are focused to improve the production potential of indigenous and non-descript cattle reared under farmers` herds.  The crossbreeding programme was started to improve the milk production potential of the low producing indigenous cattle in which the temperate dairy breeds like Holstein Friesian, Jersey, Brown S

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