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Mega Sheep Seed Project


The Mega Sheep Seed Project was started on 1st April, 2009. The main objective of the project was production of 80 breeding rams of each breed of sheep annually and to cover about 8000 breeding ewes using selected rams by the end of XI plan. The project was sanctioned with four cooperating units namely, Birsa Agricultural University (BAU), Ranchi for  Chottanagpuri Sheep; Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar for Mandya Sheep; Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Chennai for Nellore Sheep; Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur for Sonadi Sheep and Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (CSWRI), Avikanagar as Co-ordinating unit.  Later, the Nellore breed was changed to Mecheri for TANUVAS unit, Chennai. Due to change of breed Mecheri Unit started functioning from December, 2009. The Sonadi unit of MPUAT came under Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS), Bikaner after the establishment of new Veterinary University. Artificial insemination will be adopted in all the units of MSSP for faster multiplication of superior germplasm of the four important breeds of sheep during XII plan.

PROJECT TEAM

  1. COORDINATING UNIT                       

    Dr. S.M.K. Naqvi

    Project Coordinator & Director
    CSWRI, Avikanagar

    Dr. S.S. Misra
    Senior Scientist (AGB) &
    Incharge, Mega Sheep Seed Project


  2. COOPERATING UNITS

    Unit name

    Sheep Breed

    Name of PI with designation

    Contact details

    BAU,
    Ranchi

    Chottanagpuri

    Dr. D.K. Singh ‘Dron’
    Additional  Director Research 

    Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi – 834 006 (Jharkhand)
    M-09431353352
    E-mail: dksinghdron_bau@rediffmail.com

    KVAFSU,
    Bidar

    Mandya

    Dr. R. Nagaraja Professor & Head

    Livestock Research Information Centre  (Sheep),  KVAFSU, Nagamangla, Mandya Distt – 571 432 (Karnataka)
    M- 09886725661
    E-mail: rnraja77@gmail.com

    TNUVAS,
    Chennai

    Mecheri

    Dr. N. Murali
    Professor and Head

    Mecheri Sheep Research Station, Pottaneri (Po),  Mettur (Tk),
    Salem District - 636 453
    (Tamil Nadu)
    M- 09442385520
    E-mail: murali.vete@gmail.com

    RAJUVAS, Bikaner

    Sonadi

    Dr. R.K. Nagda
    Professor

    Livestock Research Station, College of Veterinary Science, Navania, Vallabhnagar - 313 601 (Rajasthan)
    M- 09414734827
    E-mail: nagdark2006@yahoo.co.in

 

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