Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal
Science, Bikaner, RAJUVAS, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author: Vikramjit Singh, Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner, RAJUVAS, Rajasthan, India.
Received: March 26, 2020; Published: April 03, 2020
Livestock are the best insurance against the vagaries of nature like drought, famine and other natural calamities. India’s livestock sector is one of the largest in the world it has 56.7% of world’s buffaloes, 12.5% cattle, 20.45% small ruminants, 2.4% camel, 1.4% equine, 1.5% pigs and 3.1% poultry (FAOSTAT, 2015). The total livestock population has decreased by about 3.33% over the previous census. There are fourty three (43) recognized breeds of cattle in India, in addition to large number of non-descript cattle (NBAGR, 2019). In recent times, several of the indigenous breeds suffered decline mainly due to their becoming uneconomical. Draught breeds utility has decreased because of mechanization in agriculture.
Citation: Vikramjit Singh. “Conservation and Genetic Improvement of Gir Cattle”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.5 (2020): 01.
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