Cattle Development

For all round development of Cattle wealth in the different parts of the State, various development programmes such as Cattle Breeding Farms for producing inputs for distribution. Intensive Cattle Development Projects for cross breeding and upgradation programme have been taken up by the department. For peoples participation in production, incentives in the form of Grant in Aid and Subsidies are provided so that production status is enhanced to meet the state demands

Cattle Breeding Farms

Four Cattle breeding farms - e.g. Indo-Danish Project, Upper Shillong, (East Khasi Hills); Regional Cross Bred Cattle Breeding Farm, Kyrdemkulai (Ri Bhoi District); Cattle Farm, Khliehtyrshi, (Jaintia Hills District) and Livestock Farm, Rongkhon (West Garo Hills) have been established to produce improved breeding stock for development of cattle in the State to boost up production of milk, Apart from this, these farms supply wholesome milk to the neighbouring urban areas and serve as the visual demonstration units in scientific method of rearing, feeding and management of cattle which includes fodder cultivation. One Buffalo Farm has also been established at Songsak (East Garo Hills) to initiate Buffalo Breeding Programme.

Intensive Cattle Development Project

The Intensive Cattle Development Project, one at Upper Shillong and the other at Tura, have been established in the State to take up an integrated approach in development of cattle breeding, fodder development etc. The objective of the project is to upgrade the local cows through introduction of better germplasm of the exotic Fresian and Jersey breeds and to induct the local tribal breeders to adopt modern scientific techniques in Animal Husbandry. The project also help to educate and encourage the farmers about requirement of feed and fodder. Subsidy for growing of fodder is also provided by the project. The activities of the project is discharged through a network of Stockman Centres established in different parts of the State. At present, Frozen Semen Technology is being used for artificial insemination service which are provided at the farmers door step. Two Liquid Nitrogen Plant has been installed in the state for the purpose.