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Nine breeds of livestock and poultry registered with NBAGR

Aug 26, 2016 12:15 IST

ICAR-NBAGRIndian Council of Agricultural Research-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBAGR) in the third week of August 2016 announced that it has registered 9 new breeds of indigenous farm animals.

The Breed registration Committee had approved the registration of nine new breeds of livestock and poultry on 21 June 2016.

The newly registered breeds include:

Serial No.

Breed

Home Tract

Species

1

Badri

Uttarakhand

Cattle

2

Teressa

Andaman & Nicobar

Goat

3

Kodi Adu

Tamil Nadu

Goat

4

Chevaadu

Tamil Nadu

Sheep

5

Kendrapada

Odisha

Sheep

6

Tenyi Vo

Nagaland

Pig

7

Nicobari

Andaman & Nicobar

Pig

8

Doom

Assam

Pig

9

Kaunayen

Manipur

Chicken

ICAR-NBAGR

With this, the total number of indigenous breeds of livestock in the country reached to 160, which include 40 for cattle, 13 for buffalo, 26 for goat, 42 for sheep, 6 for horses and ponies, 9 for camel, 6 for pig, 1 for donkey, and 17 for chicken.

The cataloguing of India's animal genetic resources by the ICAR and registration of breeds is aimed at creating a sense of ownership among local communities responsible for development of breeds.

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About National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources

National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources and National Institute of Animal Genetics were established on 21 September 1984 at Bangalore.

In 1985, the institutes were shifted to Karnal.

The two institutes were merged to function as a single entity in the form of National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) in 1995.

This premier institute is dedicated to work with its mandate of identification, evaluation, characterization, conservation and utilization of livestock and poultry genetic resources of the country.

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