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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

Visit of Prof. Bruce Whitelaw, Head and Deputy Director, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK at ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar on 19th February 2015


Prof. Bruce Whitelaw, Head, Division of Developmental Biology & Deputy Director, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom visited the ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagaron 19th February 2015.Prof. Bruce Whitelaw delivered a lecture organised by the Indian Society of Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization (ISSGPU)on “Application of the genetically engineered livestock in agriculture” and interacted with the scientists of the Institute.He accentuated the need to develop a sheep, which can produce more mutton and free from diseases. There is time to develop and use the genome editing technologies for improving the mutton production. Prof. Bruce has visited thescientific Division/Section and also visited sheep farms, wool processing plants anddiscussed about the research work. Dr. S.M.K. Naqvi, Director, ICAR-CSWRI Avikanagar welcomed Prof. Bruce Whitelaw and briefed about the research activities undertaken at the institute.

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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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