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The Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute is a premier institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research engaged in research, training and extension activities on sheep and rabbits. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

Achieved a record body weight of 84.3 kg at 14 month of age from male sheep (Dumba x Malpura cross)


 

Achieved a record body weight of 84.3 kg at 14 month of age from male sheep (Dumba x Malpura cross)

A male sheep DM-23 was born on 28.11.2013 at the institute with birth weight of 3.7 kg from a Malpura female after mating with Dumba (a non-descript fat tail sheep) male. This extraordinary animal gained body weight of 29.3 kg at 3 month,45.4 kg at 6 month, 72.0 kg at 12 month and 84.3 kg at 14 month of age. The faster growth of this animal indicates the potential of Dumba sheep in enhancing the mutton production in the country.

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Institute provides elite rams of Marwari, Magra Chokla, Malpura, Avikalin and Bharat Merino, elite bucks of Sirohi and broiler and Angora rabbit on book values to farmers, NGOs and development agencies etc. Institute disseminates the technology developed on sheep and rabbit production and utilization and improves knowledge and skill through training, consultancy, contract research, contract service, incentive and reward so that knowledge and skills developed are fruitfully utilized. Institute sold impregnated sponges and area specific mineral mixture, cenchrus grass seed and sheep manure etc. Artificial insemination, vaccination, drenching and other inputs are regularly extended to farmers as a part of technology transfer programme.

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