The formation of new crossbred cattle breeds to increase milk production was started in India because of crossbred cattle were more economical and gave higher milk yield than the indigenous cows and increase the income of a farmers, dairy entrepreneurs and provide beneficial and round the year employment to them. Therefore, population of crossbred cows should be increased simultaneously with Artificial Insemination programme to increase profitability to the farmers and dairy industry.

Continuing high consumption of livestock products in nearly all developed countries, and increasing demand for livestock-based foods in large transition economies, are creating serious problems of prolonged and persistent environmental and social degradation. These problems are further exacerbated and affected by climate change and risks, biodiversity loss, water stress, and water pollution.

Cow slaughter in Haryana will now attract a rigorous imprisonment ranging from three years to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh.

The government is looking at amending the Wildlife Protection Act to bring conservation breeding centres, like zoos and rescue centres, under it.

Environment Ministry has initiated the process of establishing a national conservation breeding centre for the 'critically endangered' bird Great Indian Bustard, the Parliament was informed today.

The National Livestock Policy, 2013 has been formulated by the agriculture ministry to have a policy framework for improving productivity of the livestock sector in a sustainable manner.

Guwahati: After the population of the vultures dropped alarmingly in India, a local non-government organization (NGO) in Assam is running a successful programme to raise the population of the fast

Adoption of animal health care practices remains poor and there is no centralized agency to monitor the animal health care scheme in Kumaon region. To investigate some of the root causes, a study on farmer participation in animal health and vaccination camps and factors affecting its participation was conducted. The respondents were male and female livestock owners of Kumaon region from 15 villages at different altitude, who participated in the animal health camps and were randomly interviewed. A logistic regression approach was used to analyze the participation decision.

The Punjab Government has formulated a policy to preserve, protect, strengthen and improve livestock by extending training facilities to farmers in piggery and production of improved exotic breed o

KORAPUT: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the much-awaited cattle breeding programme at a function here on Thursday.