R & D

Research and Development

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Applied research on all aspects of cattle breeding, frozen semen, Genomic Selection and fodder production is being carried out.

The following are the major fields in which trials are undertaken.

  • Selection of bulls based on genomic selection
  • Selection of Proven bulls based on performance of progenies
  • Genotype X Environment interaction of bulls
  • Conservation methodology suitable for indigenous livestock
  • Selection of cows according to individual performance on production, reproduction and growth.
  • Selection of bulls based on the various aspects of semen production.
  • Studies on the reproductive performance of Sunandini bulls
  • Dilution methods for semen processing in cattle, buffaloes, bucks and boars.
  • Field studies on the productive and reproductive performance of Sunandini cows.
  • Setting up of effective models for sire evaluation under field conditions.
  • Studies on the computation of lactation yields from part lactation records.
  • Studies on the genetic gain through breeding and selection.
  • Embryo technology for genetic improvement.
  • Developing methodology for freezing of buck and boar semen
  • Effect of sperm concentration on fertility using frozen semen
  • Studies on the selection of suitable fodder varieties for different agro climatic conditions.
  • Studies on fodder seed production.
  • Quality control systems for fodder seeds.
  • Different management practices for fodder production in Kerala.