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Bull Mother Farm, Amreli

Bull Mother Farm

Junagadh Agricultural University, Pratap-para, Amreli– 365 601
(Phone No. : 02792-295 001 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

1.0.Introduction :
Bull Mother Farm, J.A.U., Pratap-para, Amreli is an organized farm of Junagadh Agricultural University. It has been entrusted the responsibility of maintaining valuable germ-plasm of purebred herds of Gir cows and Jaffrabadi buffaloes for production of elite breeding bulls to bring about genetic improvement in North- Saurashtra Agro-climatic zone.
Office Building of the Station Animal sheds and stores / godowns
2.0. Mandate:
The farm has the mandate of conservation and improvement of Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffaloes by production of elite breeding males through implementation of a plan Scheme.
3.1. Name of the Scheme:
  • Establishment of Bull Mother Farm of Gir cattle and Jaffarabadi buffaloes at Amreli (Budget Head: 12303-15).
3.2. Objective: 
To establish Bull Mother Farm of Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffaloes.
4.0. Scientific Staff:
Sr. No.
Name, Qualification and Designation
Discipline
Contact number & e-mail ID
1.
Dr. M. R. Gadariya,Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Livestock Production & Management
098258 40135
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2.
Dr. P. S. Kapadiya, M.V.Sc.
Assistant Research Scientist
Vety. Gynaecology and Obstetrics
094275 67564
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3.
Dr. P. N. Chaudhari, M.V.Sc.
Assistant Research Scientist
Animal Genetics & Breeding
094292 88990
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5.0. Achievements made in the Scheme / Present Status of the farm station :
5.1.   Nine breeding bulls/calves were supplied to Gram Panchayats (7 no.) and S.K.N., Agri. Uni., Jobner for RKVY project (2 no.)
5.2.  Five cattle and nine buffaloes were added in the farmduring the year 2017-18.
5.3.  During the year, a total of 9 cattle calves and 8 buffalo calves were born at the farm.
5.4.   At the end of the year (2017-18), the farm consisted of a pure breed herd of 15Gir cows and 12 Jaffarabadi buffaloes and the followers, total number of heads being 52.
5.5.   Number of milch unit in Gir and Jaffrabadi herd averaged 6 and 7.5, respectively during the year. The wet average for corresponding herd were 8.01±0.51 and 6.88±0.46 lit., respectively.
5.6    The area under crop production was increased to 4 ha (from 3 ha).
5.7    During the year 2017-18 the farm receipt realized was amounted to Rs. 4,06,254/-  which was 11.36 % of the total recurring grant allocated for the year.
Gir cows being milked at the B.M.F., JAU, Amreli Jaffr. Buffaloes being milked at the B.M.F.
Gir cattle calves born at the farm Jaffr. Buff. calves born at the farm
Sorghum in Plot A-1 fed during winter Zinzvo (Marvel grass) in A-2 plot
Sprinkler System in B-1 plot Oats  in A1 plot during winter
Harvesting of  R. bajri in B-0 plot Maize in  Plot A-2 fed during summer
6.0. Other activities being carried out by the center :
6.1.Teaching Activity:   LPM courses at College of Agri.,JAU, Mota Bhandariya, Amreli  and Polytechnic in Agri. , JAU, Dhari.
7.0. Future Programme :
7.1. To increase the number of breeding stock by rearing farm born calves as replacement stock.
7.2. To increase area under fodder production by developing and initiating fodder production in the plot B-2.
7.3. To increase the female stock- Cows/Buffaloes at the farm.        
 

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