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Animal Genetics and Breeding


About Department

The Department has mandates on Research, Teaching and Extension in the area of Animal Genetics & Breeding, Human Resource Development in the area of Animal Genetics & Breeding, consultancy and Development of superior germplasm and its dissemination to farmers and stakeholders involved in Animal Husbandry development in the country.

The Department is involved in conducting research in the areas of Animal Genetics & Breeding including Quantitative Genetics, Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics. The main thrust areas in research include genetic improvement of indigenous ( Sahiwal and Hariana ) and Hardhenu cattle through selection for faster multiplication of superior germplasm for the performance improvement of animals, development of animal genetics and breeding methodologies for selection of elite animals , developing genomic based selection and breeding strategies and genetic polymorphism studies for early selection of elite animals.

Facilities 

 

The Department has the state-of-the -art structures for research facilities consists of Advanced labs with latest software facilities, Molecular Genetics Labs, Semen cryopreservation lab, Computer Cell, Livestock Record Cell, Livstock and Poultry Farm. The department has ten Scientists, fiveTechnical officers, three Administrative and two Supporting staffs.

 

Dr. A.S. Yadav 
Prof. & Head
Phone (O): 01662-256119
E-mail: hod.agb@luvas.edu.in
            yadavas.62@gmail.com 

            

            

 

 

 


Faculty

Dr.A.S.Yadav Professor View Details
Dr.S.P.Dahiya Professor  View Details
Dr.B.S.Malik Principal Scientist View Details
Dr. D.S.Dalal Professor View Details
Dr.S.S.Dhaka Professor View Details
Dr.Z.S.Malik Principal Scientist View Details
Dr. Ankit Magotra Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. C.S. Patil Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. Y.C.Bangar Scientist (Statistics) View Details
Dr. Kamaldeep Scientist View Details
     


Supporting staff

Office Staff
Sh. Pardeep Kumar  Dy. Superintendent
Sh. Bhup Singh  Clerk
Sh. Satish Clerk
 
VLDAs
Sh. I.S.Rana  
Sh. Surender Kumar  
Sh. Satish Kumar  
Sh. Dhara Singh  
Sh. Subhash  
 
Lab Staff
Sh. Vijay Kumar Laboratory Assistant
   
 
Field Staff
Sh. Parbhu Ram Sr.Dairy Attendant
Sh. Shri Krishan Tractor Driver
Sh. Kanwar Singh Driver
 
Animal Attendants
Sh. Amarjeet S/o Laxmi Chand  
Sh. Abhey Ram S/o Surja Ram  
Smt.Angrej Devi  
Sh. Diwan Singh  
Sh. Gobind Bahadur  
Sh. Adalat  
Sh. Ishwar S/o Rameshwar  
Sh. Jogi Ram  
Sh. Krishan S/oMatu Ram  
Smt.Manjinder Kaur  
Sh. Om Parkash S/o Chandu Ram  
Sh. Pawan Kumar  
Smt.Prem W/o late Sh.Ram Sarup  
Sh. Rama Shankar  
Sh. Rohtash S/o Lakhi Ram  
Sh. Rajinder Kumar  
Sh. Sehdev  
Smt. Soni Devi  
Smt. Banso  
Sh. Phool Singh  
Sh. Amir Singh  
Smt. Dolti  
Sh. Shambhu  
Sh. Ramesh  
Sh. Sandeep   
Sh. Mukesh   

 

Mandate:

To conduct basic and applied research in Animal Genetics & Breeding.

Genetic Evaluation and development of breeding strategies for the improvement of Livestock and Poultry.

To disseminate superior germplasm for genetic improvement of Animal Genetic Resources.

To impart under-graduate and post-graduate education and training to farmers.

 

Vision:

To accelerate the rate of genetic progress in livestock and poultry.

To evolve new breeds/strains. 

To characterize, conserve and improve Animal Genetic Resources.

 

Mission:

Integration of quantitative and genomic selection methodology.

Crossing of various breeds/strains for combining different traits of economic importance for the evolution of new genotypes. 

Establishment of Genetic evaluation (Biometrical) and genomic laboratory.

 

Major Achievements

  • Developed breed/strain of dairy cattle- Hardhenu
  • Developed breed/strain of sheep – Harnali
  • Developed breed/strain of chicken - Harlay
  • Milk production enhanced by 2-3 times through crossbreeding
  • Awarded North Zone second postion Kamdhenu Award-2017 For its outstanding contribution for conservation and genetic improvement of hariana and sahiwal Cattle
 
 

 

 

 

CROSSBRED COW (HARDHENU)         

A New State Project entitled, “ Evolution of New Breed of Dairy Cattle from Crossbred Synthetics (H F x Hariana ) through Selection and Interbreeding” was started (1986 to till date) for evolving a new breed of dairy cattle suited to agro-climatic conditions of Haryana. A synthetic population of crossbreds having 62.5% exotic inheritance with predominance of Holstein. Presently the crossbred population is being stabilized for the evolution of new breed- HARDHENU.  The performance of this synthetic population is as under:
 
 

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics

 
TRAIT
MEAN
lactation yield
3525 kg
Lactation length
305 days
Highest daily Yield
38.5 kg
Fat
3.8 %
Age at First Calving
36months
Service period
122 days
Calving interval
13 month

 

 Sahiwal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics 

 

TRAIT

MEAN

Lactation yield

2270kg

Lactation length

277  days

Fat %

5.2   %

Age at First Calving

42months

Service period

153days

Calving interval

432days

 

HARIANA

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics

TRAIT

MEAN

lactation yield

1684 kg

Lactation length

232days

Highest daily yield

14kg

Fat %

4.2   %

Age at First Calving

42months

Service period

133days

Calving interval

 

418days

 

JAKHRANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics

Trait

Mean value

BODY WEIGHT (6 MONTH)

20-22 kg

WEIGHT AT SERVICE

30-32 kg

AGE AT FIRST KIDDING

540-545 days

WEIGHT AT FIRST KIDDING

35.0 kg

BREEDING EFFICIENCY

85%

KIDDING RATE

80%


 
BEETAL

 

 

Performance Characteristics

Trait

Mean value

BODY WEIGHT (6 MONTH)

18-20 kg

WEIGHT AT SERVICE

30.0 kg

AGE AT FIRST KIDDING

540-550 days

WEIGHT AT FIRST KIDDING

35.0 kg

BREEDING EFFICIENCY

90%

KIDDING RATE

85%

 

HARNALI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developed and got released Harnali synthetic sheep breed on 01.12.2017

(New breed of sheep for mutton and superior carpet wool production)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics

 

Trait

Performance

Birth wt.

3.82 kg

3 month wt.

15.39 kg

6 month wt.

20.22 kg

Adult wt.

          Male

46.00 kg

          Female

31.82 kg

Wool Parameter

          Staple length

5.80 cm

Fibre diameter

25.55 µ

Medulation %

25.86

 

MUNJAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics

Trait

Performance

Birth wt.

3.90 kg

3 month wt.

16.02 kg

6 month wt.

22.10 kg

Adult wt.

          Male

50.33 kg

          Female

34.84 kg

Wool Parameter

          Staple length

6.99 cm

Fibre diameter

37.22 µ

Medulation %

60.54

 

 

HARLAY

 

(A new layer strain for egg production)

 

 

 

 

 Performance Characteristics

 

Trait

Mean

20 weeks body weight

1245 g

40 weeks body weight

1573 g

Age at first egg

145 days

Egg Number up to 40 weeks

88 eggs

Egg weight (40 weeks)

55 g

 

 

 BROILER- Dam Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Characteristics

          Traits

Mean

6 week body weight

900g

20 weeks body weight

2182 g

40 weeks body weight

2829 g

Age at first egg

149 days

Egg Number up to 40 weeks

80 eggs

Egg weight (40 weeks)

56 g

 

 

CARI-BRO DHANRAJA

(CARIBRO Dhanraja is the most preferred bird among farmers because of its multicoloured plumage and high economic returns.)

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Characteristics

Traits

Mean

6 weeks body weight

1300 g

20 weeks body weight

4036.91g

40 weeks body weight

4268.33 g

Age at first egg

156 days

Egg Number up to 40 weeks

52 eggs

Egg weight up to 40 weeks

60 g

 

New breeds of Desi chicken introduced at Poultry farm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
             
             
 
 
 
 
                 
 
 
               Aseel                                                                                                           Kadaknath 
 
 

 

 

 Post graduate students

S.No.

Admn.No.

Name

Ph.D.

1.

2015V02D

Kapil Dev

2.

2015V02D

Lalit

3.

2015V02D

Manjeet

4.

2016V01D

Dr.sunil kumar

5.

2016V02D

Dr.sandeep kumar

 

   

M.V.Sc.

 

   

1.

2017V01D

Bahurupi pooja Rajendra 

2.

2017V02D

Manoj kumar 

3.

2017V03D

Vikram jeet 

4.

2017V04D

Tejvanti 

 

Number of students successfully completed

a)     PhD              -  67

b)    MVSc/MSc  -  167

 

Research Projects

Research Programme and Projects :

 

Research Programme: Genetic improvement of Animals through identification and dissemination of superior germplasm by using emerging reproductive and molecular technologies and traditional selection method.

Ongoing projects

  1. Genetic Improvement of Jakhrana Goat for Prolificacy and Mutton Production sponsored by Government of Haryana.
  2. Establishment of an Elite Herd of Sahiwal Cattle for Conservation Genetic Improvement and Dissemination sponsored by Government of Haryana.
  3. In Situ Conservation of Munjal and Nali Sheep for Genetic Improvement and Dissemination sponsored by Government of Haryana.
  4. Genetic Improvement in Poultry and Different species of Livestock sponsored by Government of Haryana 
    1. Cattle component- Evolution of new breed Hardhenu
    2. Sheep Component- Evolution of new breed - Harnali
    3. Goat component- Conservation of beetle goat
    4. Poultry component- Development of new strain Harlay
  5. Conservation and Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Livestock Breeds sponsored by Government of Haryana.
  6. Self- Finance / Revolving fund schemes - Propagation and dissemination of superior germ plasm of egg type chicken (SF-51) sponsored by Government of Haryana and ICAR
  7. Establishment of Superior Germplasm Unit for Genetic Up-gradation of Hariana Cattle in Rural Households (RKVY).
  8. Establishment Of DNA Bank for conservation of indigenous germplam (RKVY).
  9. ICAR Funded All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Cattle “Sahiwal – Data Recording unit”.
Completed projects
  1. All Indian Coordinated Research Project on Cattle (Milk Component) sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi from 1968-1986
  2. Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Breeds – Hariana Cattle sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi from 1988-2009
  3. Genetic Improvement of Beetal goats by crossing with Sannen and Anglo-Nubian (PL-480)
  4. Evaluation of Genetic Potential of some Indian breeds of goat-Beetal and Black-Bengal and their crosses for meat production sponsored by DST, Govt. of India, from 1979-1984
  5. Development of specialized sire and dam lines for the production of commercial broilers sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi from 1989-1993
  6. Small Farm Rural Poultry Production sponsored by ICAR-NATP, New Delhi from 1999-2003
  7. Sustainable high production of indigenous and crossbred cattle and buffaloes in rural household sponsored by ICAR-NATP, New Delhi from 2000-2003
  8. Estimating the crosscombining ability of Corriedale and Russian Merino rams with Nali ewes sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi from 1975-1986
  9. Improving lambing rates in Sheep through embryo and other breeding technologies and production of rams sponsored by ICAR-NATP, New Delhi from 2000-2005
  10. Establishment of superior Germplasm Unit For Genetic Up-gradation of Hariana Cattle in Rural Households,RKVY form 2014-2017. 
  11. Genetic Improvement and Conservation of Indigenous Breed- Hariana

 

List of MSc./MVSc.Thesis

List of Ph.D Thesis

 

List of Instruments in Department