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Gadvasu

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Veterinary Science

ANIMAL-BREEDING-AND-GENETICS
ANIMAL-BREEDING-AND-GENETICS

Dairy


Name Objectives; Funding source Status
General Dairy Farm(PI-Dr. M.L. Mehra) To maintain a dairy herd for undergraduate and post graduate teaching and research work in different aspects of dairy cattle production and management. State Govt. Continuous
Research Facilities for Dairy Cattle and Buffalo Breeding(PI Dr. M.L. Mehra) To establish the elite herd of crossbred cows and buffaloes for the production of future bulls for progeny testing.

To evaluate the breeding values of the purebred and crossbred bulls.

To supply cattle and buffalo bull-calves/ bulls and good quality semen from proven bulls of cattle and buffaloes to different dairy development agencies and dairy farmers of the state/ country.

State Govt. Continuous
Recovery, cryopreservation and embryo transfer in buffaloes and crossbred cattle(PI – Dr. J. S. Matharoo) To improve protocols for Superovulation through investigations into various factors such as brand, dose and regimen, nutrition parity and species/breed.

To further the precision of recovery and evaluation of embryos.

To improve technology for indefinite preservation of embryos through cryopreservation including levels/combination of cryoprotectants
State Govt. Continuous
Additional facilities for modernization of dairy operations(PI -- Dr. M.L. Mehra) Mechanization at the Dairy Farm is utmost import to run it on modern guidelines. That’s why following objectives have been framed out to run modern and profitable Dairy Farm:- To create facilities for teaching and research on mechanized dairy farming.

To mechanize the fodder harvesting, chaffing and distribution of fodder.

To introduce automatic shower and cooling system for cooling the dairy animals during summer season.

To introduce mechanized dung lifting, cleaning and disinfection of sheds.

To improve mechanized milking of dairy animals.

To improve milk testing facilities.

To provide necessary facilities for storage of surplus green fodder as silage and hay and to create stores for storage of dry fodder.

State Govt. Continuous
Advanced Research Centre for Buffalo Reproduction(PI- Dr. J. S. Matharoo) To study the reproductive potential particularly the gamete production.

Estrus manifestation/detection, physiopathology of reproduction especially anestrum and repeat breeding.

Biotechnology such as embryo biotechnology, semen freezing, artificial insemination, immunology of reproduction and germplasm conservation.

Application of the information generated to improve reproduction and augment calf-crop and milk production.
State Govt. Continuous
Rearing of Buffalo male calves for meat(Dr. A.K. Jain) To test quantity and quality of meat and dressing percentage and find its direct correlation with different body characters of live calves so that meat quality can be judged from phenotype of live calves
br> To find efficient feeding and management practices for buffalo broiler calves for meat.
br> To find optimum age and weight at slaughtering.
State Govt. Continuous
Molecular & Cytogenetic studies on animals for faster genetic gains(PI – Dr. G.S. Brah) To identify and profile the differentially expressed genes for disease resistance and heat tolerance in poultry and dairy animals.

To clone and sequence the genes identified for disease resistance.

To compare the nature and the position of the detected genes with those from the known genome scans.

To study the possible efficacy of incorporating the information on differential gene expression in genetic improvement programmes for enhancing the rate of genetic improvement.
State Govt. Continuous
Network Project on Buffaloes Breeding (Main Unit)(PI – Dr. A.K. Jain) To establish elite herd of buffaloes for the production of genetically superior young bulls.

To evaluate sires through continuous associated herd progeny testing using institutional herd.

To conserve male germ plasm for long term storage and dissemination.

To document sire summaries and germ plasm resource information.

To exchange information and genetic material in the national and international networks.
ICAR Continuous
Network Project on Buffaloes Breeding (field unit) (PI- Dr. A.K. Jain) To strengthen the ongoing sire evaluation programme of associated herd progeny tested by including field performance recording ICAR Continuous
Project Directorate on Cattle Field Progeny Testing Project PI – Dr. A.K. Jain To develop system of field recording of performance data and their utilization for progeny testing programme. ICAR Continuous
Processing & Distribution of Milk(PI – Dr. M.L. Mehra) Optimum feeding and upkeep of dairy animals for the exploitation of genetic potential for high milk production.

To undertake practices for clean milk production and optimal storage of milk.

Proper conservation and distribution of the germplasm of dairy animals.
Revolving fund scheme Continuous
AICRP on Cattle New Project Sahiwal (Data Recording Unit)(PI – Dr. M.L. Mehra) To conserve Sahiwal Cattle

Establishment of data recording unit / Associated Herds for genetic improvement of Sahiwal Cattle.
ICAR Continuous
Improvement of dairy animals through embryo transfer technology at the institutional farm and field conditions (PI – Dr. J.S. Matharoo) To Produce Dairy Animals Of High Genetic Merit in the institutional farms and farmer’s herds through the transfer of fresh / frozen embryos.

To Standardize The Technology Of Egg Collection and In Vitro fertilization for economical production of embryos.

To develop technologies of Micromanipulation and sexing of embryos.

To develop a Bank Of Embryos Of Superior Animals for commercial use within and outside the state of Punjab.
State Govt. Continuous
Establishment of Regional Research Centre for Nili Ravi Bufalo(PI – Dr. Simarjeet Kaur) To conserve Nili Ravi Buffalo.

To improve its genetic potential for production and reproduction traits.

To supply semen and bulls of Nili Ravi breed to the dairy farmers and to different states for up-gradation of local buffaloes of that area.
State Govt. Continuous
Regional Livestock Research Centre for Sahiwal Cattle(P.I.- Dr. Udeybir Singh) To conserve Sahiwal cattle.

To improve its genetic potential for production and reproduction traits.

To supply semen and bulls of Sahiwal breed to the dairy farmers and to different states for up-gradation of local cows of that area.
State Govt. Continuous
Open Nuclues Breeding System to improve Sahiwal Cattle and Nili Ravi Bufalo in the state of Punjab (PI- Dr. Simarjeet Kaur) Identification and purchase of high yielding Sahiwal cows / bulls and Nili Ravi Buffalo males and females from institutes and farmers after performance recording of animals.

Performance recording & disease testing of animals of the nucleus herd at farm and at farmer's herd.

Selection of bulls on the basis of pedigree performance ( Juvenile MOET)

Super ovulation and embryo collection from Sahiwal cows and Nili Ravi Buffaloes in the nucleus herd and embryo transfer in recipients.

Maintenance and performance recording of young stock, nucleus and multiplier herd.

Supply of selected males to the farmers / semen banks.
State Govt. Continuous

Poultry


Name Objectives; Funding source Status
Genetic Improvement of Egg type stocks(PI- Dr. M.L. Chaudhary ) Improvement of strains of White Leghorn for egg production, egg size and other desirable attributes.

Multiplication and conservation and supply of the superior parent Germplasm.

Improvement of the parent stocks for efficiency of egg production.
State Govt. Continuous
Germplasm Multiplication of Egg-Type stocks(PI – Dr. G.S. Brah ) Improvement of strains of White Leghorn for egg production, egg size and other desirable attributes.

Multiplication and conservation and supply of the superior parent Germplasm.

Improvement of the parent stocks for efficiency of egg production.
State Govt. Continuous
Physical facilities to breed quails for Meat and Eggs(PI – Dr. G.S. Brah ) To improve the two quail strains for growth rate.

To study the feasibility of quail production in the area.

To supply the quail germplasm to the interested farmers of area.
State Govt. Continuous
All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Poultry improvement(PI – Dr. I.S. Bajwa)
    Genetic Improvement of the broiler strains.

    To develop a broiler cross with a 6-week body weight of 1800g.

    To develop a dam line with a 52-wk egg production of 130 eggs

    To develop a suitable coloured sire-line.
ICAR Continuous
Introduction and Breeding of Naked Neck Rhode Island Red and other miscellaneous Stocks of Poultry (PI – Dr. M.L. Chaudhary) Improvement of strains of White Leghorn for egg production, egg size and other desirable attributes.

Multiplication and conservation and supply of the superior parent Germplasm.

Improvement of the parent stocks for efficiency of egg production.
State Govt. Continuous

Teaching and Others



Name Objectives; Funding source Status
College of Veterinary Science (Part A) To strengthen the teaching of Animal Breeding & Genetics

To provide facilities for postgraduate teaching and research in Animal Breeding & Genetics.
State Govt. Continuous
COVSc. Animal Breeding and Genetics To strengthen the teaching of Animal Breeding and Genetics State Govt. Continuous