Cattle Breeding Farm – Bhutvad, Dist. Rajkot

With an objective for conservation and improvement of Indigenous Cattle Breed i.e Gir, Cattle Breeding Farm has been established at Bhutvad during the year 1987-88.

Cattle Breeding Farm has been handed over to Gujarat Livestock Development Board during the year 2006.

Efforts have been made to conserve the pure breed by scientific rearing of animals at Cattle Breeding Farm.

High genetic merit bulls for natural service are supplied to Grampanchayat, Gaushalas and Panjarapoles, where facilities for artificial insemination are not available. These bulls are supplied from Cattle Breeding Farm at token price on recommendation of District Animal Husbandry Officer. During the year 2017-18, total 15 Gir bulls have been supplied for breeding at token price.

Details of Animal maintained at Cattle Breeding Farm – Bhutvad

Sr.No. Animal Class No.
1 Milch cows 36
2 Dry cows 28
3 Female above 3 years 27
4 Female calves 62
5 Male Calves 20
  Total 173

Facilities for fodder production are available at Cattle Breeding Farm. During the year 2017-18 total 3,33,525 kg green fodder produced.

For conservation and production of Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffalo of Saurastra region and to fulfill the demand of frozen semen doses of these breeds, Frozen Semen Station is established at Bhutvad site under state sponsored scheme. Construction of Frozen Semen Station is in progress.

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Address

Assistant Director of Animal Husbandry,
Cattle Breeding Farm, Bhutwad,
Taluko - Dhoraji,
District - Rajkot.
Contact No : 02824-292426

Staff

Sr. No Designation Post
1 Assistant Director 1
2 Agriculture Supervisor 1
3 Village level worker 1
4 Extension Officer 1
5 Livestock Inspector 1
6 Accountant 1

Land/Asset

Particulars of land Hactare
Irrigated 19.20
Non – irrigated 59.10
Gaucher area 40.00
Land covered under (R&B) 1.70
Total land 120.00
Irrigation facility (at Farm)
A. Tube well 3
B. Submersible pump 3

Status of Livestock

Cattle Breed – Gir

Details No. of Animals.
Heard strength 190
Adult units 116
Male calves(<1year) 18
Male calves(1-2year) 2
Male calves(>2 year) 0
Total male calves 20
a. Milking cows 31
b.Dry cows 19
c.Breedable heifers(>3 years) 31
Total breedable female(a+b+c) 104

Fodder development

Land (Acre) Fodder production (kg) Production cost/Quintal Fodder (Rs.)
Green Dry Grains Green Dry
120 458860 82650 - 170 400
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