Nili Ravi is a suitable breed for value production and reproduction parameters. The breed can be utilized for upgradation of non-descript buffalo population in the country. ICAR-CIRB Sub Campus Nabha celebrated its 29th Foundation Day by organizing a Kisan Mela and Kisan Goshthi in which Buffalo Nili-Ravi farmers from far flung areas participated. Farmers expressed keen interest in elite true-to-breed Nili-Ravi buffaloes and a total of 57 buffaloes and bulls of Nili-Ravi breed were registered under different categories.
Dr Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Ludhiana was Chief Guest on the occasion while Dr Inderjeet Singh, Director, ICAR-CIRB presided over the event. Dr Rajbir Singh presented a comparative analysis of this breed and urged for its due recognition and emphasized on importance animal husbandry which acts as livelihood assurance in case of natural calamities.
Dr Inderjeet Singh stressed on keeping superior true-to-breed Nili Ravi animals and said this breed can be utilized for upgradation of non-descript buffalo population in the country. Nili Ravi is a suitable breed for value production and reproduction parameters. The Institute is collaborating with Punjab Animal Husbandry Department for propagation of Nili Ravi breed through production and dissemination of high quality germplasm, he added.
Competitions of Nili-Ravi under different categories were held and experts addressed the queries of farmers during Kisan Goshthi. Prizes were distributed to the winners by the Chief Guest.