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Home - Division/Section - Artifical Breeding Research Center
Artificial Breeding Research Center
Mandate

Training Activities

Artificial Insemination & Reproduction Management Advisory Services
Management of Bulls Research
Rate of Frozen Semen How to Purchase
Present Bull Strength
Artifical 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.
 

Mandate

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.
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Artificial Insemination and Reproduction Management

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.
 
Management of Bulls
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.
Training Activities
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.

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Advisory Services
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.           

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Research Activities
The lab is involved in the various SRC and ICAR projects under the leadership of the scientists working in the Research Centre or in collaboration with others.
 
Research Achievements
  • 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
 
Rate of Frozen Semen
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.
 
How to Purchase
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.
 
Present Bull Strength
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 

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