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    The Artificial Breeding Research Center is playing a proactive role in achieving the following mandate:

    • Research on genetic improvement of dairy cattle and buffaloes, reproduction management of male animals/ breeding bulls and frozen semen technology.
    • Teaching of post-graduate students, training and consultancy on male reproduction.
    • Conservation and dissemination of superior male germplasm of cattle and buffaloes.
    • To generate revenue for the Institute.

    The laboratory is imparting training in the field of artificial insemination, PD and semen processing technology to the participants from India and abroad.
    Training courses in the following area are given in the laboratory: –

    1. Training in Artificial Insemination and allied aspects for lay inseminators.
    2. Training in A.I. for field level personnel.
    3. Training in frozen semen technology for Veterinary officers / Semen Bank officers.
    4. Training in utilization of frozen semen for Veterinary officers and field officers.
    5. Reorientation course in A.I.and semen processing.

    Regular teaching courses in the area of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination are imparted to postgraduate students of Dairy Science College.

    The Research centre is responsible for artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, reproductive health and maintaining reproductive efficiency of the NDRI herd consisting of Cattle and buffalo.

    Consultancy is provided to various public and private agencies in the area of frozen semen technology / use of frozen semen /setting of semen bank and inputs required / availability of various equipment, liquid nitrogen etc. Advisory service to the farmers in use of A.I., choice of bull and other aspects is a regular feature.
    The lab has been identified by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, as one of the centers for testing indigenously manufactured A.I. equipment. Liquid nitrogen containers of different makes, semen freezing accessories, single dose semen packaging, insemination devices etc., are tested and necessary recommendations for improvements also given where necessary.

    Bulls are kept in concrete floored individual pens with corrugated asbestos roofed sheds with the orientation of east-west direction through its long axis. Daily cleaning of manger and water trough is done. Left over feed is removed from manger daily to prevent mould growth and refusal of fresh feed.  Vaccination, deworming and other herd-health programme is followed as per the farm schedule, to ensure good health. The bulls are vaccinated against FMD, HS & BQ, checked for communicable diseases and are managed to produce quality semen. Bulls are exercised once a week, the day before semen collection in the rotatory exerciser,soas to maintain the libido of bulls and ensure quality semen production. Bulls are kept in individual pens with adequate loafing area separated by solid partitions that restrict both direct physical and visual contact of bulls in adjacent pens, with a sufficient long rope to ensure its almost free movements within the shed. During summer (hot-humid) sprinkling along with fan gives them relief from heat stress. Hygienic measures is the priority to maintain cleanliness within and surrounding the bull farm

    • Filtration and Vitamin E Fortification of low grade ejaculate for Liquid semen use at Refrigerated Temperature (4-7oC).
    • Effect of antioxidant preservative on cold protection ability of low grade Riverine buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) bull spermatozoa.
    • Soy milk based extender developed for semen preservation with equivalent semen preservability.
    • Sephadex filtration of low grade ejaculate was standardized for preservation.
    • Post vaccination(FMD, HS and BQ)  semen quality and semen quality parameters in Karan Fries, Sahiwal  and Murrah buffalo bulls was evaluated and methods for amelioration of vaccination stress for better semen production was developed.
    • Preventive measures to improve sub fertility of breeding bulls were developed.
    • Effect of cryopreservation on sperm chromatin integrity and fertilizing potential in bovine-semen was standardised.
    • Exploration of Y-chromosome specific markers to discover SNP associated with sub fertility traits in dairy bulls was found

    Frozen semen of Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Karan Fries, Karan Swiss and Murrah buffalo is available @ Rs. 20/- per straw (0.25ml French Mini Straws). The rate of the frozen semen straw of progeny tested bulls depends on the breeding value of the bulls.

    A limited number of doses of frozen semen (0.25ml French Mini Straws) are available for sale from the list of bulls attached herewith. The frozen semen will be supplied on first come first serve basis. Supplies will be made from ARTIFICIAL BREEDING RESEARCH CENTRE of ICAR-NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KARNAL (Haryana) on payment. The prices are inclusive of all taxes.
    The purchaser is required to bring enough liquid nitrogen for his requirement. A limited amount of liquid nitrogen could be made available @Rs.20/- per liter in case of emergent requirement.
    The number of doses available and date of lifting frozen semen will be intimated for taking delivery. The cost of the semen is to be deposited either in cash or in the shape of demand draft payable to “ICAR UNIT, NDRI, KARNAL drawn on State Bank of Patiala, NDRI Karnal or by other bank at Karnal. No credit sales are permitted.
    It may be ensured that the person deputed for taking delivery is able to assess the quality of frozen semen. Frozen semen is delivered only after the purchaser is satisfied about the quality and there is no subsequent complaint regarding the quality of semen.

    Murrah

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    1

    5720

    25

    6407

    2

    5926

    26

    6408

    3

    6007

    27

    6409

    4

    6014

    28

    6413

    5

    6044

    29

    6417

    6

    6125

    30

    6449

    7

    6136

    31

    6482

    8

    6139

    32

    6485

    9

    6253

    33

    6509

    10

    6290

    34

    6510

    11

    6294

    35

    6521

    12

    6303

    36

    6530

    13

    6304

    37

    6540

    14

    6333

    38

    6547

    15

    6340

    39

    6603

    16

    6347

    40

    6646

    17

    6355

    41

    6708

    18

    6376

    42

    6728

    19

    6379

    43

    6495

    20

    6381

    44

    6597

    21

    6386

    45

    6753

    22

    6398

    46

    6770

    23

    6405

    47

    6778

    24

    6406

    48

    6822

    Sahiwal

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    1

    1681 ETT

    20

    2233

    2

    1682 ETT

    21

    2247

    3

    2004

    22

    2255

    4

    2019

    23

    2262

    5

    2030

    24

    2270

    6

    2037

    25

    2286

    7

    2056

    26

    2289

    8

    2066

    27

    2311

    9

    2073

    28

    2318

    10

    2094

    29

    2319

    11

    2095

    30

    2338

    12

    2138

    31

    2340

    13

    2144

    32

    2379

    14

    2179

    33

    2410

    15

    2181

    34

    2356

    16

    2184

    35

    2361

    17

    2185

    36

    2406

    18

    2212

    37

    2437

    19

    2232

    Karan Fries

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    1

    7322

    15

    7693

    2

    7462

    16

    7708

    3

    7485

    17

    7709

    4

    7505

    18

    7713

    5

    7521

    19

    7754

    6

    7564

    20

    7799

    7

    7616

    21

    7819

    8

    7620

    22

    7822

    9

    7629

    23

    7828

    10

    7643

    24

    7831

    11

    7650

    25

    7834

    12

    7668

    26

    7835

    13

    7683

    27

    6860

    14

    7684

    Tharparkar

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    1

    255

    9

    7302

    2

    270

    10

    7309

    3

    276

    11

    7321

    4

    279

    12

    7419

    5

    283

    13

    308

    6

    298

    14

    313

    7

    2523

    15

    314

    8

    7287

    16

    315

    Karan Swiss

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    Sr. No.

    Bull Name/ Bull Number

    1

    4509

    2

    4558

    Contact Us
    Artificial Breeding Research Centre 
    National Dairy Research Institute
    Karnal, Haryana, India
    Fax No. : 0184-2250042
    Contact Persons
    Dr. T. K. Mohanty , In-Charge
    Ph : 0184-2259561, 0184-2359306, 09215508002
    E-mail : mohanty.tushar@gmail.com

     

    Dr. A. K. Chakravarty,Principal Scientist
    Ph : 0184-2259331, 09896125955
    E-mail : ak_chakravarty@yahoo.co.in

    Dr. A. K. Gupta, Principal Scientist
    Ph : 0184-2259331, 09416411129
    E-mail : guptaak2009@gmail.com

    Dr. M. Bhakat, Senior Scientist
    Ph : 0184-2259588, 09034462509
    E-mail : bhakat.mukesh@gmail.com

    Artificial Breeding Research Centre, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal maintaining breeding bulls consisting of Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Karan Fries and Karan Swiss breeds of cattle and Murrah breed of buffalo. ABRC is involved in production, processing, preservation and utilization of quality semen from cattle and buffalo bulls of high genetic merit.