Kerala Sets up a special reproduction centre to help grow Vechur cattle population

In an effort to conserve the smallest cattle breed in the world, Muhamma panchayat in Kerala’s Alappuzha district will set up a natural mating centre exclusively for Vechur cattle at Pathiramanal island. The ‘super speciality’ Vechur cow reproduction centre is the first of its kind to come up in the State. J. Jayalal, president of […]

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Andhra pradesh well poised to become a seed hub, says Bill Gates

Calls for modern plant breeding techniques to increase crop yield Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates on Friday said modern plant breeding techniques, including DNA analysis, could double or even triple the annual increase in crop yield and lead to hardier varieties. In his valedictory address at the AP AgTech Summit here, he said the International […]

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Cargill to plough millions into animal nutrition business in India

US agribusiness giant, Cargill, yesterday (November 6) announced plans to invest US$240m in India over the next five years. The announcement was made by Peter Van Deursen, CEO Cargill Asia Pacific, at the World Food India Conference.The capital outlay will cover the Minnesota headquartered group\u2019s core businesses including, edible oil, cocoa and chocolates, starches and […]

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Supreme Court issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on PETA plea against jallikattu

PETA has included an investigation report containing videos and photographs of five jallikattu events conducted in February 2017. The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition filed by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to quash the new jallikattu law passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly. The […]

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The American Bison

  By “Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg. Just imagine what the North American plains looked like when Lewis and Clark first saw them — no highways, no cars, no power lines, only the sound of the wind with mile after mile of grasses, bison, pronghorn antelope and prairie dogs. Those days are obviously gone, […]

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Molecular Characterisation of Rathi and Tharparkar Indigenous Cattle (Bos indicus)

ABSTRACT: Random amplification of polymorphic DNA-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RAPD-PCR) analysis was carried out using DNA samples of 30 animals of Rathi cattle and 42 animals of Tharparkar cattle. Genomic DNA was isolated as per standard protocol and evaluated for its quality, purity and concentration. Twenty-three random primers were screened out of which 15 primers yielded […]

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Ponwar Cattle Breed( Cow/ Bull)

Ponwar is an indigenous cattle breed of India. It is known to be originated at Ponwar in Puranpur Taluk in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh state and the breed is named after the same place. The cattle are also restricted to the small geographic area adjoining Ponwar. The cattle are known to be very active and are of fiery disposition. They exhibit dual colored complexion […]

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Mewati Cattle breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Mewati, also known as Kosi, is an indigenous breed of cattle in India. They are named after Mewat in Haryana state. They are known to be related to Gyr and Haryanvi cattle breeds. The cattle are almost universally white in colour with the rare occurrence of brown shades. It is considered to be a dual […]

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புலிக்குளம் மாடுகள் ஆராய்ச்சி மையத்தை மாற்ற வேண்டும்: கிராம மக்கள் கோரிக்கை

குப்பைகள் கொட்டும் இடத்தையும் புலிக்குளம் மாடுகள் ஆராய்ச்சி மையத்துக்கான இடத்தையும் வேறு இடத்துக்கு மாற்ற வேண்டும் என்று மாங்குளம் கிராம மக்கள் கலெக்டரிடம் மனு கொடுத்திருக்கிறார்கள். சிவகங்கை மாவட்டம் மானாமதுரை தாலுகா மாங்குளம் கிராமத்தின் அருகே, மானாமதுரை பேரூராட்சி நிர்வாகம் மக்கும் குப்பை மக்காத குப்பைகள் பிரித்தெடுக்கும் இடமாக பயன்படுத்துவோம் என்று கூறி, திறந்த வெளியில் குப்பைகளையும் கழிவுகளையும் இறந்துபோன நாய் கோழி என ஒரே இடத்தில் கொண்டுவந்து கொட்டுகிறார்கள். இதனால் எங்கள் கிராம மக்களுக்கு தொற்றுநோய் […]

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Embryo transfer technology to be used to carry out 440 embryo transfers in cattle in 9 days

Know about the embryo transfer technology being used by the government in an effort to conserve indigenous breed of cattle. In a bid to conserve indigenous breed of cattle, the government has undertaken a Mass Embryo Transfer programme in Indigenous Breeds under the scheme, National Mission on Bovine Productivity. Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized […]

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Pulikulam Cattle Breed

புலிக்குளம் மாட்டின் ‘ஏ2’ பால் புற்றுநோயை கட்டுப்படுத்தும்

சிவகங்கை: புற்றுநோயை கட்டுப்படுத்தும் ஏ2 பால் அதிகஅளவில் புலிக்குளம் மாடுகளில் இருக்க வாய்ப்புள்ளது; இதை கண்டறிய ஆராய்ச்சி நடந்து வருகிறது, என கால்நடை பராமரிப்பு மருத்துவ பல்கலை துணைவேந்தர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார். சிவகங்கையில் நடந்த புலிக்குளம் மாடுகள் குறித்த விழிப்புணர்வு கருத்தரங்கில் அவர் பேசியது : ஜல்லிக்கட்டு போராட்ட எழுச்சியால் நாட்டு மாடுகளை பாதுகாக்க நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்பட்டு வருகிறது. புலிக்குளம் இன மாடு, சிவகங்கை மாவட்டத்தை பூர்வீகமாக கொண்டது. இதற்காக மானாமதுரை மாங்குளம் அருகே 2 கோடி ரூபாயில் […]

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‘Rettamalai Ondikaruppu’ Temple Bull , is no more

The majestic bull had been victorious in many a jallikattu   The majestic bull of ‘Rettamalai Ondikaruppu’ Temple in Tiruchi, which remained unconquered in many a jallikattu, is no more. The 22-year-old giant bull christened, “Ondikaruppu,” which had taken part in over 100 jallikattu, held across the State had a peaceful end on Monday morning […]

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Recognized Native indigenous cattle breeds of India.

 MILCH/DAIRY BREED   1.GIR This breed is otherwise called as Bhadawari, Desan, Gujarati, Kathiawari, Sorthi, and Surati. Originated in Gir forests of South Kathiawar in Gujarat also found in Maharashtra and adjacent Rajasthan. Basic colours of skin are white with dark red or chocolate-brown patches or sometimes black or purely red. Horns are peculiarly curved, […]

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Bachaur Cattle Breed ( Cow/ Bull)

The breeding tract of Bachaur cattle is Sitamarhi, Dharbanga and Madhubani district of Bihar. They are also known as “Bhutia”. They are now mostly concentrated in the areas adjoining Nepal border of India, comprising Bachaur and Koilpur sub-divisions of Sitamarhi district of Bihar State. The breed has very close similarity to the Hariana breed. The […]

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Kherigarh Cattle Breed (Cow/ Bull)

  Kherigarh is an indigenous draught breed of cattle in India. It originated in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, The breed has been named after this area. The cattle are closely related to Malwa breed cattle. It is a breed, the bulls are used for light draft works. Colour:  Mostly this cattle will be with white coat colour. […]

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Krishna Valley ( Cow/ Bull)

Krishna Valley cattle (Kannada: god) is a breed of cattle native to North Karnataka region in India. It is known to have originated in the areas drained by the Krishna, Ghataprabha and Malaprabha rivers of the Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum districts. It is a draught breed mainly used for agricultural purposes. The bulls are known for strength and endurance and the cows are moderate milk yielders. Need Support: We are […]

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Maharashtra moos to boost desi/Indigenous cow varieties

MUMBAI: Maharashtra’s long-time obsession with crossbred or foreign varieties of cows is set to change to a preference for pure desi bovine varieties. The state government will soon start centres to conserve and increase the number of indigenous breeds of cows. Three centres have been finalised in Amravati, Pune and Palghar where indigenous varieties like the Gir, Khillari and Goulav will be […]

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“புலியையே குத்திக் கொன்னதால இந்தப் பேரு!” – வீரத்துக்குப் புகழ்பெற்ற புலிக்குளம் நாட்டு மாடுகள்.

நாட்டு இன மாடுகள் பன்னாட்டு நிறுவனங்களின் சூழ்ச்சியால் அழிக்கப்பட்டு வரும் நிலையில் புலிக்குளம் மாடுகளைப் பாதுகாக்க ஆராய்ச்சி நிலையம் அமைக்கப்படும் என்று தமிழக அரசு சட்டசபையில் அறிவித்திருப்பது புலிக்குளம் மக்களுக்கு மகிழ்ச்சியை ஏற்படுத்தியிருக்கிறது. இந்த அறிவிப்பு  ஜல்லிக்கட்டு ஆர்வலர்கள் மற்றும் கல்லூரி மாணவ மாணவிகளுக்குக் கிடைத்த வெற்றியாகவே கருதுகிறார்கள் புலிக்குளம் கிராம மக்கள். சிவகங்கை மாவட்டம். மானாமதுரை- பரமக்குடி செல்லும் சாலையில் 16 கி.மீ தூரத்தில் அமைந்துள்ளது புலிக்குளம் கிராமம். வானம் பார்த்த பூமி. கண்ணுக்கு எட்டிய தூரம் […]

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Telangana ties up with Brazil to improve Desi milk production

The Telangana government has decided to have its own proto-type of “Zebu” with the objective of improving milk production of its desi cows. Towards achieving this endeavour, it has tied up with the Brazilian government on a project to improve the milk production potential of desi cows by bringing the semen and embryos of Brazil-developed Indian-breed […]

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Malnad Gidda Breed Cattle (Bull/Cow)

  The word gidda means dwarf and Malnad means a place receiving heavy rainfall.   Malnad Gidda Cattle Breed: Breeding status: Conservation Country: India, Karnataka Home or breeding tract: Malnad Gidda cattle are small size animals and distributed and Maintained in Malnad/Malenadu area of Karnataka. The breeding tract of this breed also includes Chikmagalur,  Dakshin Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, […]

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Punganur cattle Breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Punganur dwarf cattle This Punganur cattle breed originated from the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. This breed is one of the world smallest cattle variant like Vechur cattle breed in Kerala, Its average height is 70 to 90 cm and its weight is 115 to 200 kg. This Punganur cattle breed named after the village Punganur in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, in the southern point of […]

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Tamil nadu Native Cattle Breeds

Tamil Nadu catlle breeds classified by its breeding track and the geo location it belongs to. The Tamil speaking country was ruled by different dynasties during the Sangam Age. The political history of these dynasties can be traced from the literary references”Purananuru“(Tamil: புறநானூறு). The Purananuru is a source of information on the political and social history of prehistoric Tamil […]

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First Domesticated Cattle in the World : Origin of Modern Cows Traced

AUROCHS (BOS PRIMIGENIUS) Humans use to domesticate the cattle for many centuries for milk and to draught, now the origin of this habit and origin of modern cows traced to a single herd by the genetics study. Scientists now concluded that  Aurochs is the first cattle which humans start to domesticate approximately 10,000 years ago, and this […]

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Amrit Mahal Breed ( Cow/ Bull)

  Amrit Mahal Cattle (ಅಮೃತ ಮಹಲ್)– Breeding status: Conservation Country: India Home or breeding tract:  Shimoga, Tumkur, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga Davanagere and Tumkur districts of Karnataka. Body: More massive and of larger built. Body color:  Amritmahal is usually Grey in color but this is varied from white to almost black. Accession number : INDIA_CATTLE_0800_AMRITMAHAL_03001 Markings over body: White-grey markings […]

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Ongole cattle breed (Ongole Bull/ Ongole Cow)

    Ongole breed cattle got its name from its geographical location of origin, “Ongole district” from Andhra Pradesh This Breed also mentioned as Nellore, By the Nellore belt people, (Ongole earlier was in the Nellore District) Ongole cow is one of the Top exported Indian Cattle breeds to Overseas This breed is very much […]

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Kasaragod Dwarf Breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Kasaragod Dwarf Cattle (Malayalam: കാസർഗോഡ് കുള്ളൻ പശു (Kannada: ಕಾಸರಗೋಡು) The Kasaragod dwarf cattle is a small animal originated from mountain ranges of  Kasaragod, Kerala. Average Size [ Height 95 CM ] As like most of the Indigenous cattle breed, Kasaragod dwarf also declining in numbers at a very rapid rate. These Cows are with decent milking ability with high […]

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vechur cattle breed

Vechur Cow | Bull | Kerala Native Cattle Breed

Vechur cow breed named after the village Vechur in Kerala. According to Guinness book of records, this is the smallest cattle breed in the world. Body: Vechur cow is the smallest cattle breed in the world. Body colour: Vechur cattle will be in different colours. Horns: Both cows and bulls have horns which are small and curved backwards. […]

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Project to preserve indigenous cattle – Karnataka.

KARNATAKA : Government has set out for first time for the protection of climate change mitigation project that will see indigenous breeds of livestock. The types of dairy cattle and sheep decided for the venture have ended up being more versatile to changes in nature and atmosphere varieties. The department of animal husbandry and veterinary services will […]

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Pulikulam Cattle Breed

Puliakulam/ Pulikulam – cattle breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Puliakulam/Pulikulam Cattle (Tamil breed: cow/bull)  Breeding status: Conservation Country: India Home or breeding tract: Pulikulam cattle Maintained as migratory herds in Madurai, Sivagangai and Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu. Accession number of this breed: ‘01 Pulikulam Tamilnadu INDIA_CATTLE_1800_ PULIKULAM_03035.’ Body: Strong and active with the packed body and short legs. Body colour: Pulikulam cows are generally grey […]

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Alanganallur was the most crowded village today in India!

protest at Alanganallur. Hindu Report     dnaindia report deccanchronicle report   Read More: Other Native cattle For More information and purchase on different indigenous breeds Alambadi Cattle | Amrit Mahal Cattle | Bachaur cattle | Bargur Cattle | Gir Breed |Kasaragod Dwarf Cattle | Kherigarh Cattle | Krishna Valley cattle | Malnad Gidda Cattle | Mewati […]

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Tamils Gathered in America, To show Support Jallikattu!!

Kavitha K Pandian Speech in the Support of Jallikattu: America Support jallikattu Richmond (US): Tamilians were gathered in support of Jallikattu in Virginia, Richmond.  Other people belonging to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh also joined their hands with them. The social activist Kavita pandyan, who is actively persuading people in support of Jallikattu in US, had arranged this meeting. […]

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Alambadi – cattle breed (Bull/Cow)

Alambadi Cattle (Bull/Cow) (Tamil:) Alambadi Cattle – Breeding status: Conservation Country: India Home or breeding tract: Alambadi cattle (cow/ bull) belongs to Dharmapuri, Salem and Erode districts of Tamil Nadu Body: Alambadi bull is More massive and of larger built. Body colour: These cattle are Dark Grey and Grey. Markings over body: White markings can be spotted […]

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Umblachery – cattle breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Umblachery – cattle breed (Cow/Bull) Umblachery cattle breeds reared mostly the coastal plains of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts, Tamil Nadu These Cow/Bull Calves mostly red or brown colour at birth with all unique marking in the face, tail and limbs Generally, hocks have white marking (near toe) Dehorning of bullocks is the peculiar practice in the Umblachery […]

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Bargur – cattle breed (Cow / Bull)

Bargur – Cattle Breed (Tamil:பர்கூர்/ Kannada:ಬರಗೂರು) Bargur breeds reared mostly in the forest areas of Bargur hills Generally, these indigenous breeds are in brown colour with white marking These Animals are in Medium Size but well built As like most of the indigenous cow, Bargur cow also poor milker But it (bullocks) well known for its speed and endurance […]

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