CIRB achieved significant reduction in mortality in Murrah Buffaloes
India ranks first in the world in milk production, of which buffaloes contribute 56% to the nation’s milk production, in addition to meeting the demand for meat in domestic and international market. With the shrinkage of agricultural land holding, livestock sector especially buffaloes are emerging as a potential source for employment generation for the rural people. Buffalo husbandry is playing a pivotal role in augmenting income and uplifting livelihood of disadvantageous section of society.
Farmers irrespective of their economic background have started rearing the elite germplasm of buffalo. The name “Black Gold” has emerged as a synonym for the one of very popular breed of buffaloes i.e. Murrah, which serve as a capital reserve or cash crop to the rural folk by providing economic stability, livelihood security and social status.