17th Annual Review Meet of Network Project on Buffalo Improvement, 27-28 August 2019.
Seventeen Annual Review Meet of ICAR- Network Project on Buffalo Improvement was organized by ICAR-CIRB, Hisar at ICAR-NAS Complex, New Delhi, 27-28 August 2019. Dr. S S Dahiya, Director ICAR-CIRB & Project Coordinator, welcomed the chair and other members present in Annual Review Meet.
The Meeting was chaired by Dr. J K Jena, DDG (AS) who advised the Network centers for documentation on buffalo milk characteristics, quality and micro-molecule composition with details data of amino acid level particularly in Murrah, Nili-Ravi, Bhadawari and Jaffarabadi breeds. Dr. J K Jena also reviewed the progress of Network Project Centres and directed to coordinating unit for the compilation of information on coverage of AI, the requirement of breeding bulls and frozen semen production for breeding buffaloes through superior germplasm.
Dr. R S Gandhi, ADG (AP&B) in his opening remarks, welcomed all the members, other participants and revealed that the role of buffalo in the livestock sector is pulsating and can be appreciated from the significant contribution in country milk pool and also the exports earning through buffalo meat. Also advised to include more buffalo breeds like Mehsana, Nagpuri and Banni for improvement under NPBI with the participation of State Agriculture / Veterinary Universities. Publication on I. Network Project on Buffalo Improvement: FIELD PROGENY TESTING PROGRAM IN MURRAH BUFFALO, II. Registration of Banni Buffalo: Revitalize Maldharis Economy and Livelihood and III. Progeny Testing Programme in Jaffarabadi Buffalo was released by Dr. J K Jena, DDG (AS).