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Welcome to Central Institute for Research on Cattle - Meerut
aa Director's Message
Innovations play an important role in food production as well as in optimizing resource utilization by farmers. An innovation is an idea, practice or object that is perceived as new by an individual or others in a given system. The technologies/practices that are developed through research are innovations which may be new varieties of crops and plants, new breeds of livestock, new chemicals and medicines, new technique of doing things etc.
Cattle rearing is an integral part of Indian farming system which is now fairly organized to become dairy industry. Country has the largest number of cattle population (190.09 million) including 33.0 million crossbreds to suit different category of farmers in various agro climatic conditions, and continues to be the highest producer of milk (137.7 MMT in 2013-14) contributing Rs. 1100850 million to GDP.
In addition, cattle draft power, dung, meat, hide and skin also contribute significantly to out put from cattle sector. Majority of the cattle population is however, non-descript capable of producing approximately 500 kg milk in lactation. With shrinking resources, there is urgent need to genetically improve and manage these animals through modern scientific tools to enhance their productivity. CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON CATTLE aim to improve cattle productivity in the country, through different developmental programmes. This website presents comprehensive information on this Directorate. I believe that the information available on the site will be useful to viewers including students, planners and those who are engaged in cattle rearing & development programmes.
Dr. Birham Prakash
DIRECTOR CIRC, Meerut
 
Research Highlights
  • Frieswal breed of cattle (5/8 Holstein Friesian + 3/8 Sahiwal) is under the process of development at different Military Farms of the country.
  • A total of 90 Frieswal bulls have been evaluated for their genetic worth on the basis of 1st lactation performance of their daughters.
  • Genetic improvement programme of Kankrej, Sahiwal & Gir breeds has been initiated in their native tracts.
  • FPT programme has been strengthened by incorporating two more units at Gangtok (Sikkim) and Pantnagar (Uttrakhand).
 
 
Vision
The vision of CIRC is “Improvement of cattle for high productivity and profitability.”
 
 
Mission
Germplasm improvement and technology development for realizing enhanced productivity and profitability.
 
 
Mandate
1. To undertake basic, applied and adaptive research on all aspects of cattle production and reproduction and to standardize package of practices.

2. To evolve a national milch breed of cattle ‘FRIESWAL’, testing of crossbred bulls under field conditions and to undertake programme on genetic improvement of indigenous breeds of cattle.
 
 
Dr. Umesh Singh, Principal Scientist, I/C ARIS Cell
SH. Y.P. MALHOTRA, TECHNICAL OFFICER
 
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CURRENT NEWS [View All]
1. DBT sponsored Training organised at CIRC Meerut from Sept 6-26, 2016.
(Update 27 Sep 16)


2. ICAR winter school will be held from 4th to 24th November, 2016 at ICAR-CIRC, Meerut
(Update 6 July 16)


3. केन्द्रीय गोवंश अनुसंधान संस्थान को किसान प्रदर्शनी मे प्रथम पुरस्कार प्राप्त हुआ है।
(Update 10 March 16)


4. कलंजरी गाँव मे किसान सम्मान दिवस पर किसान संगोष्ठी
(Update 23 Dec 15)


5. Rate of Screening of Genetic Diseases of Cattle

6. New rates of semen from 27.3.2015
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