Anantapur: Animal Husbandry Department to promote native breeds of cattle

Animal Husbandry Department to promote native breeds of cattle
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Animal Husbandry Department to promote native breeds of cattle

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Small farmers urge govt to supply doses of semen of Ongole breed cattle at subsidised price

Anantapur: The Department of Animal Husbandry is embarking on a programme aimed at preserving native breeds including Ongole bulls and Ponganuru cow breed by promoting surrogate motherhood and embryo transplantation in local cows.

Small cattle farmers are urging the government to supply Ongole breed cattle's semen at subsidised cost.

Animal Husbandry department sources told The Hans India that they had supplied 500 semen doses of native breeds including Ongole breed from embryo transplantation in surrogate mothers. Research on improving the native breeds also will be carried out by the department. The programme is aimed at improving, conserving and propagating indigenous cow breeds through IVF embryos transplantation and as well as artificial insemination.

Farmers need to purchase the semen doses at Rs 1,000 per dose. Although there is no scheme to facilitate BPL farmers to undertake semen transplantation in their cows, farmers who can purchase the semen and raise native cows are being encouraged to purchase the semen doses.

The department had supplied 500 doses of the semen to interested farmers.

Ongole and Ponganuru semen and embryo transplantation would be supplied to farmers who will come forward. Research will be carried out on genetic upgradation of native breeds locally, according to veterinary doctors. Small cattle farmers are however urging the government to supply doses of semen of Ongole breed at subsidised price.

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