Government reduces livestock semen rates by four times to promote dairy farming
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
The Punjab Government has reduced livestock semen rates by four times and notification in this regard has also been issued. Official spokesperson of Animal Husbandry Department said that the department has taken this historic step following the directions of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Punjab Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa to improve the breed of the cattle and increase milk production.
As per the new rates of the sexed semen imported by the Animal Husbandry Department for better breeding of cows has been reduced from Rs 1000 to Rs 300. Fee of imported HF/Jersey semen has been reduced from Rs. 200 to Rs. 50 and fee for semen of imported bulls and bulls born through ETT with imported embryos has been reduced from Rs 150 to Rs 35. The rates of conventional semen (Non ETT/Non Imported/Unsexed) have been reduced from Rs 75 to Rs 25.
Further giving details, the spokesperson said that the dairy farmers should get benefit from this facility as on very nominal rates have been implemented across the state. He said that this would also provide Rs 10 Cr. annual relief to the dairy farmers for improving the quality of livestock.
Government reduces livestock semen rates by four times to promote dairy farming and apart from this, the department of Animal Husbandry Punjab under the ‘National AI Programme’ of the Government of India has launched a campaign to provide free breeding to 20,000 livestock of 300 villages in every district this would also help to improve the breed of the cattle and increase the production of milk.