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Bull Mother Farm

Junagadh Agricultural University, Pratap-para, Amreli– 365 601
(Office WLL Phone No. : 94264 71210 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. 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 40315
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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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4.
Shri. U. A. Chauhan, M.Sc.
Agriculture Officer
Plant Breeding
094282 21047
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5.
Shri. P. R. Rathava
Livestock Inspector
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096018 84341
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6.
Shri. G. P. Patoliya, Agril. Diploma
Agriculture Assistant
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085113 86028
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5.0. Achievements made in the Scheme / Present Status of the farm station :
5.1.   No. of bovine animals in station-herd was increased from 43 to 60 heads during the year-2018. As on 31-03-2019, the farm consisted of a pure-bred herd of 28 Gir cattle and 32 Jaffarabadi buffalo animals.
5.2.   Six calving in Gir herd and 9 calving in Jaffarabadi herd took place during the year-2018. Six Gir heifers and 3 Jaffarabadi heifers were also added in the station herd.
5.3.  Numberof milch unit in Gir and Jaffarabadi herd averaged 5.41 and 7.51, respectively during the year-2018. The wet average for corresponding herd were 6.19±0.24 and 6.82±0.39 lit., respectively.
5.4.   From 4.4 ha. of land under cultivation, total annual fodder production at the farm amounted to 177.98 tonnes during current year-2018 (against 71.01 tonnes green fodder in the year-2017).
5.5.   During the year 2018-19 the farm receipt realized amounted to Rs. 10,34,825/-, which was 23.36 % of the total recurring grant allocated for the year.
Gir heifers with swinging animal groomer Diagnosis of pregnancy in buffalo using Ultrasonography
Jaffarabadi calves being reared at farm Iron pipe partitioning for growing bulls in shed-3
Standing crop of Jowar in Plot A1 Oats in A1 plot
Zinzvo (Marvel grass) in A2 plot Standing crop of Sorghum in plot-A2
Harvesting of Sorghum crop from plot-B0 Standing crop of Maize in plot-B1
Cow-pea at an early stage in plot-B1 Harvesting of Lucerne from plot-B1
Sorghum crop under sprinkler irrigation in plot-B1 Underground pipe fitting for irrigation in A1 and A2 plots
6.0 Technical programmes
Following three new technical programmes approved in 15th Joint Agresco (on 20-3-2019) are being  executed at this center.
1. Study of Growth and lactation performance traits of Gir cattle and Jaffarabadi buffalo at B.M.F., JAU, Amreli
2. Test-day recordings as tool to predict lactation milk yield in Gir cows and Jaffarabadi buffaloes
3. Adoption of scientific dairy husbandry (housing, feeding, milking, breeding and healthcare management) practices by farmers in Amreli district
7.0. Other activities being carried out by the center :
7.1.  Teaching Activity:   LPM courses at College of Agri.,JAU, Mota Bhandariya, Amreli  and Polytechnic in Agri., JAU, Dhari.
8.0. Future Programme :
8.1.  To increase the number of breeding stock by rearing farm born calves as replacement stock.
8.2.  To develop further the land and strengthen fodder production.
 

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