National Gene Bank
The National Livestock Gene Bank at the Bureau has been established with the objective of conserving the indigenous livestock biodiversity. Presently a total of 2,38,134 deep frozen semen doses belonging to 493 breeding males (Bulls/Rams/Bucks/Stallions) from 49 breeds representing Cattle, Buffalo, Sheep, Goat, Camel, Yak and Equine have been collected and preserved at National GeneBank for posterity.
Breeds For Which Semen Is Cryopreserved In National Livestock Gene Bank
|Cattle||Amritmahal, Dangi, Gangatiri, Gir, Hallikar, Hariana, Kangayam, Kankrej, Kherigarh, Khillar, Krishna Valley, Ongole, Ponwar, Punganur, Rathi, Red Kandhari, Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Vechur, Frieswal, Gaolao, Bargur, Nagori|
|Buffalo||Assamese Swamp, Banni, Bhadawari, Jaffarabadi, Murrah, Nilli-Ravi, Pandharpuri, Surti, Tarai, Mehsana, Toda, Nagpuri|
|Goat||Black Bengal, Chegu, Osmanabadi, Assam Hill, Gaddi|
|Equine||Marwari, Zanskari, Poitou, Manipuri, Hallari|