Identification of Top Quality Murrah Buffaloes

A large number of top quality Murrah Buffaloes is exported each year out of the State, which ultimately find its way to slaughterhouses after the cessation of lactation period. This is resulting in serious depletion of this unique germ plasm. The Haryana Livestock Development Board being fully concerned of this fast depleting valuable germ plasm has introduced a comprehensive programme to preserve, conserve and improve the same. Under this programme, top quality Murrah Buffaloes of farmers are identified and the owners are awarded cash incentives according to their peak yield as under :

Category Peak Yield Cash Incentives
A Above 25 Kg Rs. 25000 /-
B 19 - 25 Kg Rs. 15000 /-
C 16 - 19 Kg. Rs. 10000 /-
D 13 - 16 Kg. Rs. 5000 /-

The male calves- at-foot of these top quality buffaloes are purchased and reared for further breeding. The semen of bulls, whose mothers peak yield is 18 Kgs and above is frozen and the remaining bull are supplied to Panchayats on subsidized rates for natural service.