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Regional Research and Training Centre, Kaljharani (Bathinda)
Keeping in view the decline in Sahiwal cow population in the State due to extensive crossbreeding, the GADVASU has established a regional research station at village Kaljharani (Bathinda) in 2008 forconservation and genetic improvement of Sahiwalcattle with the following objectives:
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 upgradation of local cows of that areas.
The Regional Research and Training Centre at Kaljharani has been strengthened with establishment of herds of Sahiwal cattle, Crossbred cattle, Beetal goats, Fish unit, Vermi-compost unit and Honey bee unit for area specific studies and demonstration purposes. A Veterinary Polytechnic has been established at Kaljharani to cater to the needs of producing veterinary pharmacists to support and improve veterinary service system.