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Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes

Specialised research institution

Overview

The Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) was established in the year 1985 and started functioning from 1 February, 1985. A sub-campus was later added in December,1987 at Bir Dosanjh, Nabha, District Patiala, Punjab. A highly pedigreed breeding herd of Murrah is established at main campus in Hisar and that of Nili-Ravi buffaloes at sub-campus Nabha. The institute carries out research on various aspects of buffalo improvement including conservation, improvement and propagation of germplasm, development of optimum rations and feeding systems for different categories of buffaloes, enhancement of reproductive efficiency, health management practices for augmenting milk, meat and draught performance of the species.

The institute is aiming to improve buffaloes through identification, conservation and propagation of elite germplasm having high efficiency of reproduction and nutrient utilisation for sustainable production and commercialisation.

Its mandate is

  • To undertake research and transfer of technology on all aspects of buffalo production.
  • To establish nucleus breeding herds of important buffalo breeds.
  • To act as repository of information on all aspects of buffalo production and development.

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