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BackRam Distribution Programme Held under Malpura Project (MSSP)

Under the Mega Sheep Seep Project of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute runs a prestigious Malpura sheep improvement programme. Under this Malpura Sheep Seed Project of Animal Genetics & Breeding Division of CSWRI Avikanagar, 67 farmers are registered for on field research and genetic improvement programme. On 25.07.2017, Ram Distribution programme of Malpura sheep breed to the registered sheep breeders was conducted at sector 18 of Animal Genetics & Breeding Division of ICAR- Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute Avikanagar. The Programme started at 8.00 am, where in farmers discussed their problems and sought solutions from the project team regarding sheep breeding, health and nutrional management. Guests of honour for the programme were Director of the institute Dr. S. M. K. Naqvi, Dr. Arun Kumar (Head AG&B) and Dr. A. Sahoo (Head Animal Nutrition). Head AG&B briefed about the project activities, importance of breed improvement and scientific breeding practices to the sheep breeders. During the interaction, farmers asked several questions and expert advice by scientists were given related to all the aspects of sheep breeding, feeding, health and management. Dr. Naqvi emphasised the need of undertaking scientific sheep rearing practices and stressed on the field data recording of supplied germplasm form the field and the progeny obtained from them. On this occasion, 8 elite rams of Malpura sheep breed were distributed to 8 different farmers registered under the project. Beneficiaries were Misses Prabhati Bairwa (Village Kheda), Mr. Ram Swaroop (Village Hathki), Mr. KishanLal Gurjar (Village Malpura), Mr. Ramdhan Gurjar (Village Malpura), Mr. Rampla Bhill (Village Kheda), Mr. Bardha Khan (Village Hathki), Mr. Ramdev Daroga (Village Lava), Mr. Kishan Gurjar (Village Gunja). The emergency livestock help kit was also distributed to the newly registered farmers that   included first aid box, umbrella, torch and water bottle. Dr. Naqvi also planted a Neem tree at Sector 18 along with the farmers.

Under Malpura project more than3500 animals are covered under research mode. The animals are ear tagged or tattooed for scientific data recording. Improved rams of Malpura breed are supplied to the farmers registered under the project for further improvement of the field flocks. Data on all the production, reproduction and disease aspects are collected and analysed for research purpose.