Punganur breed of cattle
The station originally had Punganur breed of cattle. This breed was crossed with
Kerry bulls imported from United Kingdom. These crossbreds performed extremely well
and became popular among the farming community of this area, because of high milk
yields, up to more than 2000 liters compared to about 500 liters of Punganur cattle
per lactation. Later, the station was developed as Composite Livestock Farm to serve
as a model demonstration unit and to supply superior breeding stock of Punganur
cattle germplasm, Nellore sheep jodipi etc. Conservation of Punganur cattle is under
progress to study breed characteristics, productive and reproductive performance.
- “In-situ Conservation of Punganur Cattle” is in operation under non-plan scheme.
Under National Agricultural Technology Project Conservation of Punganur germplasm
has conserved 4000 doses of semen and sent to NBAGR, Karnal for ex-situ conservation.