Ten New Breeds of Indigenous Farm Animals Registered by ICAR NBAGR

NBAGR New Breeds

The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal, Haryana is an organization in India that conducts research and development in the field of animal genetic resources. Its mission is to conserve, evaluate, and utilize the genetic resources of domestic animals in order to improve the productivity and livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists. Some of the activities that the NBAGR conducts include genetic evaluations of breeds, the development of breeding programs, and the collection and preservation of genetic material. The organization also provides training and technical assistance to farmers and breeders.

The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) is responsible for approving newly identified breeds. This is done through the Breed Registration Committee (BRC) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The BRC is headed by the Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences) of ICAR, and it includes representatives from the National Biodiversity Authority, the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (GoI), ADGs (ICAR), Directors of ICARs species-specific animal science institutes, and NBAGR.

On August 31st, 2022, the Breed Registration Committee held an online meeting in which it approved the registration of ten new breeds of livestock. These new breeds include one buffalo, three cattle, three goats, and three pigs. With the inclusion of these newly registered breeds, the total number of indigenous breeds in the country has now reached 212. This includes 53 breeds of cattle, 20 breeds of buffalo, 37 breeds of goats, 44 breeds of sheep, 7 breeds of horses and ponies, 9 breeds of camel, 13 breeds of pig, 3 breeds of donkey, 3 breeds of dog, 1 breed of yak, 19 breeds of chicken, 2 breeds of duck, and 1 breed of geese.

Animal

Breed

Home Tract

Buffalo

1. Purnathadi

Maharashtra

Cattle

2. Kathani

3. Sanchori

4. Masilum

Maharashtra

Rajasthan

Meghalaya

Goat

5. Sojat

6. Karauli

7. Gujari

Rajasthan

Pig

8. Banda

9. Manipuri Black

10. Wak Chambil

Jharkhand

Manipur

Meghalaya

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