Govt. on a mission mode to increase population of Punganur cattle
It is focused to increase the reproductive effectivity of cows by three to four-fold
As half of its livestock improvement programme, the federal government is focussing on the implementation of ‘Mission Punganur’ for enhancing the standard and numbers of the well-known Punganur cattle, that are identified for his or her nutritious milk and have proved to be efficient in natural farming, within the subsequent 5 years at Pulivendula University analysis centre.
According to an official launch, the first targets of the undertaking are to preserve and propagate the Punganur cattle and do fast multiplication of the superior females by way of Embryo Transfer Technology (ETF).
Another vital side of the undertaking is to effectively use low genetic benefit cows as surrogates and produce elite offspring.
A 3 to four-fold increase within the reproductive effectivity of cows is focused. The undertaking envisages a manufacturing of at the very least 8.5 off-springs from every cow in 5 years in contrast to 2.5 off-springs throughout the identical interval from every cow below regular circumstances. A complete of 1,690 offspring are anticipated to be produced from 200 superior donors.
The authorities has sanctioned ₹69.36 crore to AP Centre for Advanced Research on Livestock Limited for Punganur cattle manufacturing utilizing IVF expertise.
Director of Animal Husbandry Amarendra Kumar has acknowledged that Punganur breed milk has nutritive and medicinal values, and the numbers have come down to a few a whole bunch. Emphasis has, due to this fact, been laid on growing their population.