Cattle Breeding Farm (ILFC)

HISTORY

Late Shri Munshi Abdul Rehman established Deoni Cattle Breeding Farm, Udgir in the year 1952 at the regime of State Government, Hyderabad. After that this farm was in the control of Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Maharashtra. From 1987 this Farm transferred to COVAS, Udgir under Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani. Now it has been transferred in the control of COVAS, Udgir under Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur.

Total Available Land:    236.06 Ha.[Udgir Farm]
93.23 Ha. [Sunegaon Farm ]
1] Irrigated Land 20 Ha. [Udgir Farm]
04 Ha. [Sunegaon Farm,Agricultural Farm.

The Sunegaon (8 Kms. away from Ahmedpur Taluka place) Dist.Latur is a separate farm known as “Sunegaon Farm.”
Having 93 hectors of non-irrigated and hilly land.

MANDATE
Conservation & Characterization of Deoni animals
Conservation of Osmanabadi goat
Fodder development

FACILITIES AVAILABLE
Demo plots of Yeshwant, Jaywant, Dharwad napier and Marvel grass
Bio-gas production and Electricity generation unit
Vermicomposting unit
Azolla production unit
NADEP Compost unit

RESEARCH
Various research projects are being conducted in collaboration with various departments of COVAS, Udgir In addition some of the farm oriented projects are being conducted as follows.
1)Effect of Azolla feeding on growth of Deoni calves
2)Effect of Azolla feeding on milk production by replacement of cotton seed cake in Deoni cows.
3)Hypophosphatemia in Deoni animals
4)Studies of different composite silages

Name of the project with Collaborative Department

1.Efficacy of herbal heat inducers for inducing fertility in Osamanabadi Goat.     Gynecology & CBF
2.Pharmacokinetics of Cefoperazine and Cefopaerazine sulbactum combination in cattle.    Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology & CBF
3.Effect of season wise weather changes in milk production in cow and buffaloes.    Veterinary Physiology & CBF
4.Effect of Parenteral Administration of Phosphorus on Health and Serum Inorganic Phosphorus Levels in Deoni Calves Suffering with Sub clinical Hypophosphatemia – A Comparative Study CBF & Sub-centre
5.Prevalence and control of sub clinical mastitis in cows Veterinary Medicine & CBF
6.Effect of Mastilep application on LDH activity and total immunoglobulin level in milk of cows suffering with sub clinical mastitis.  Vety. Biochemistry &
CBF
7.ICAR –Ad- hoc research scheme on “Studies on fertility improvement of Deoni cows using biotechnology and managemental applications from 5-12-1995 to 4-12-200.   Department of Gynecology and obstetrics

ROUTINE ACTIVITIES OF CBF
I.Deoni Cattle:
A)Under the Cattle Breeding Farm pure breed Deoni animal are being maintained
B)The Farm animals are being used for conducting the UG and PG practical demonstrations as well as the research activities of various disciplines.

II.Murrha Buffalo
A)Under the buffalo Breeding Farm Murrah buffloes are being maintained
for conducting of UG/PG practical demonstrations as well as research activities of various disciplines.

III.Deccani Sheep Breeding Farm
Deccani Sheeps are being maintained for conducting UG/PG practical demonstrations and for research activities.

IV.Osmanabadi Goat Breeding Farm
Osmanabadi Goats are being maintained for conducting of UG/PG practical demonstrations and for research activities.
Fodder development of programme

A)About Twenty Ha. of irrigated land is being utilized for green fodder production. The annual production of green fodder is near about 800 T.
B)For green fodder production plots of maize African tall, 898 fodder purpose jowar and Yeshwant, Jaywant and Dharwad napier are being maintained.
C)About 120-140 T of dry grass is being produced annually. Varieties of natural grasses are found such as Pawna, Shada, Marvel and Gondvel are naturally grown.

Agricultural Farm, Sunegaon
The Sunegaon (8 Kms. away from Ahmedpur Taluka place) Dist. Latur is a separate farm known as “Sunegaon Farm.” Having 93 hectors of non-irrigated and hilly land.

Staff

Salunke Sir-DDR Dr. Vishwas M. Salunke

M.V.Sc., Ph.D

Deputy Director Research

Email: drvms2@gmail.com/ ddrcovasudgir@gmail.com

More details…

 

Dr. P.V.Patil

M.V.Sc. (Animal Nutrition), NET

Farm Manager

Email: drprafull9@rediffmail.com

 

image003 Shri. S.S. Bhosale           

S.S.C., Agricultural (Diploma)

Agricultural Assistant

image005 Shri. P.S. Mogale

S.S.C., Agricultural (Diploma), B.Sc. Horticulture

Agricultural Assistant

image007 Shri. T.B. Phad

S.S.C., Agricultural (Diploma), B.Sc. (Horticulture)

Agricultural Assistant

Strengths of the Farm

1. Deoni Cattle Unit

2. Marathwadi Buffalo Unit

3. Osmanabadi Goat Unit

4. Vermicompost Unit

5. Deccani Sheep Unit

6. Azolla production unit

7. Bioenergy Unit

8. Green Fodder Unit