BPPM.docx - Introduction India has the largest Cattle and Buffalo population in the world Considerable importance was given to the Livestock Development

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Introduction India has the largest Cattle and Buffalo population in the world. Considerable importance was given to the Livestock Development Programme for increasing the production of major products such as milk, meat, wool & eggs etc. to increase the income of the economically weaker sections of the community i.e. small farmers, marginal farmers and Agricultural Labourers. One of them in the field of Animal Husbandry is Cattle Breeding.Cattle are normally bred during the summer so that calving may occur the following spring. However, cattle breeding can occur at other times of year, such as late summer to early fall. Owners can select the breeding time based on a number of factors, including reproductive performance and seasonal cattle pricing. Breeding to meet the demand for beef production, owners also use selective breeding to attain specific traits in their beef cattle. An example of a desired trait could be leaner meat or resistance to illness. Breeds known as dual- purpose breeds are also used for beef production. These breeds have been selected for two purposes at once, such as for both beef and dairy production. India possesses 27 acknowledged indigenous breeds of cattle and seven breeds of buffaloes. These well-defined breeds are found in the dry parts of the country. Good breeds of cattle are mostly confined to comparatively dry areas such as Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan,
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Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Pastures in these areas may qualitatively be enough, but they are often scarce. If you are
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