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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., Pratappara, 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 the 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.   A total of 12 (6 Gir, 6 Jaffarabadi) calves were born at the farm during the year-2019.
5.2.   Five (2 Gir and 3 Jaffarabadi) male animals were sold to Gram panchayats and Gaushalas while Nine burdensome (6 Gir and 3 Jaffarabadi) animals were transferred to Panjarapol-Gaushala, Amreli which resulted in slight decrease in number of bovine animals in station-herd from 60 (28 Gir cattle, 32 Jaffarabadi buffalo animals) to 56 (26 Gir cattle and 30 Jaffarabadi buffalo animals) during current year-2019.
5.3.  Numberof milch unit in Gir and Jaffarabadi herd averaged 3.34 and 3.08, respectively during the year-2019. The wet average for corresponding herd were 5.30±0.26 and 7.86±0.38 lit., respectively.
5.4.   From 4.65 ha. of land under cultivation, total annual fodder production at the farm amounted to 264.84 tonnes during current year-2019 (against 177.98 tonnes green fodder in the year-2018).
5.5.   During the year 2019-20 the farm receipt realized amounted to Rs. 5,53,388/-, which was 7.65 % of the total recurring grant allocated for the year.
Growing Gir calves Jaffarabadi calves born during the year 2019
Gir heifers with swinging animal groomer Jaffarabadi heifers resting at the farm
Diagnosis of pregnancy in buffalo using Ultrasonography Testing of milk fat and SNF of farm produced milk
Milking of Jaffarabadi buffaloes  Milking of Gir cows at the farm
Addition of organic manure in plot A1 Standing crop of Sorghum in plot A1
Maize crop in plot A1 Harvesting of Marvel grass in plot A2
Standing crop of Sorghum in plot A2 Standing crop of Maize in plot A2
Harvesting of Sorghum crop from plot B0 Cultivated Sorghum crop in plot B0
Dried sorghum crop of Plot B0 Harvesting of Lucerne in plot B1
Standing crop of Maize in plot B1 Harvesting of Sorghum crop in plot B1
Cultivated carrot crop in plot B1 Cultivated Lucerne crop B1
Green manuring with Ikkad in plot B2 Cultivation of Sorghum in fallow land
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 uncultivated land near animal sheds into cultivable land and strengthen fodder production.
 
 
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