Gir cow

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Gir indigenous cow breed is being promoted under Rashtriya Gokul Mission.

About Gir cow

  • It is an excellent dairy cattle breed well-known among the milk producers.
  • It is known for its milk producing ability, good fertility, heat tolerance, easy maintenance, resistance to diseases and longevity.
  • The name of the breed is derived from its place of origin, the “Gir” forest of Gujarat.
  • It has the ability to adapt to the entire central belt and northern and southern stretches.
  • Key points about Rashtriya Gokul Mission
  • It has been implemented for the development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds since December 2014.
  • It is continued under the umbrella scheme Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojana from 2021 to 2026.
  • Objectives
    • To enhance the productivity of bovines and increase milk production in a sustainable manner using advanced technologies.
    • To propagate the use of high genetic merit bulls for breeding purposes.
    • To enhance artificial insemination coverage through strengthening the breeding network and delivery of Artificial insemination services at farmers' doorstep.
    • To promote indigenous cattle & buffalo rearing and conservation in a scientific and holistic manner.

Q1) What is Genetics?

It is the scientific study of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. It is a branch of biology that focuses on understanding how traits and characteristics are passed from one generation to the next and how they are expressed in living organisms.

Source: Only the Gir indigenous cow breed is being promoted under Rashtriya Gokul Mission; here is why