Rajasthan has 108.53 lakhs of cattle and 104.46 lakhs buffaloes, out of which Jhunjhunu district had 122.858 cattle and 378,942 buffaloes in 2003. Cattle and buffalo rearing play an important role in improving the socio-economic condition of the rural masses by providing additional income as well as complementing agriculture.

Methane is an important greenhouse gas which significantly contributes to global warming. Livestock is a major anthropogenic source of methane emission from agriculture. India possesses the world

After becoming the first country to clone a buffalo, scientists in India are all set to start work on cloning the famous Pashmina goat.

A six-member-team of scientists from Karnal

In a major technological breakthrough, scientists of the biotechnology centre of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) have succeeded in producing the world

A herd of wild buffaloes barged into the coffee plantation of one Mr Madhava Gowda at K Kelaguru in Kalasa hobli and destroyed the crops, estimated to be worth Rs 1 lakh.

New Delhi: Corporation paying for 813 buffalo carts, to verify actual number

More than a month after the municipal commissioner ordered that micro chips be implanted in buffaloes used to pull the 813 carts used for lifting garbage, not a single buffalo has been tagged with the micro chips.

The study was planned to find the most suitable and profitable sustainable livestock and crop production system in different agro climatic zones of Bihar. The present study is the part of the National Agricultural Technology Product (NATP) entitled "Livestock Crop Production System Analysis for Sustainable Production System (Mission Mode)".

Nephron vulture, believed to be extinct, among three species found
Nearly 200 vultures fed on buffaloes carcasses
Vulture population in forests picking up

LONE RANGER: A White-Backed vulture in the Thengumarahada forest area in Sathyamangalam.

Livestock sector plays a significant role in the rural economy of India. It contributes about 5 per cent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) and one-fourth of the agricultural GDP. The sector is unique in terms of employment opportunities as two-thirds of female workforce in rural India is engaged in livestock rearing.

While the population of cattle is going down in the state, the milk production has gone up. According to the latest census, there has been a decrease of 16.56 per cent and 13.62 per cent in the buffalo and cow population, respectively, in the state. On the other hand, the milk production has increased by 18 per cent. At present, 85 per cent of the cow population is cross-bred and has the highest average milk production per day as compared to other states.