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Bull Mother Farm

Junagadh Agricultural University, Pratappara, Near Thebi Dam, 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 20 (9 Gir, 11 Jaffarabadi) calves were born at the farm during the year-2020.
5.2.   Number of bovine animals in station-herd increased from 56 (26 Gir cattle, 30 Jaffarabadi buffalo animals) to 76 (34 Gir cattle and 42 Jaffarabadi buffalo animals) during the year-2020.So far 12 Gir and 4 Jaffarabadi male animals have been supplied to Gram panchayats / Gaushala for improvement of field bovines.
5.3.  Numberof milch unit in Gir and Jaffarabadi herd averaged 5.75 (53.42%) and 8.72 (62.67%), respectively, during the year-2020. The wet average for corresponding herd were 5.26±0.24 and 7.66±0.43 lit.
5.4.   From 4.65 ha. of land under cultivation, total annual fodder production at the farm amounted to 231.63 tonnes during current year-2020. A variety of fodder crops were used for feeding the herd bovines. The station-herd had, on an average, 41.86 number of A.U./day and daily dry matter intake/A.U. was 13.99 kg while the same on % body weight averaged 2.77 and additionally grazing was available during monsoon and early winter months.
5.5.   During the year 2020-21, the farm receipt realized amounted to Rs. 12,79,747/-, which was 26.74 % 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 Marvel grass standing crop in plot B1 under sprinkler irrigation
Cultivated carrot crop in plot B1 Cultivated Lucerne crop B1
Green manuring with Ikkad in plot B2 Cultivation of Sorghum in fallow land
New Well (80 feet depth) to strengthen irrigation Implement shed constructed under classified works
6.0 Technical programmes
Two recommendations for farmers and one recommendation for Scientific community were approved in 17th Joint Agresco (on 19-3-2021) while one technical program entiteled “Study of growth and lactation performance traits of Gir cattle and Jaffarabadi buffalo at B.M.F., JAU, Amreli” isbeing executed at this center.
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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