The Artificial Insemination (AI) delivery system was launched by BAIF at the doorsteps of farmers. Dairy development was the first step in fulfilling the mission of gainful self-employment and sustainable livelihood for the rural population as it could positively impact millions of farming households in the country.
The number of artificial inseminations done on a pan India level is more than 4.6 million covering over 80,000 villages in 12 states.
Availability of sexed semen produced in India, has been introduced at the field level resulting in more than 90% sex ratio favouring female cows and about 40% conception rate.
The state-of-the-art semen production facility at the Central Research Station, Urulikanchan, Pune, houses the largest collection of Indian and exotic breeds of cattle and buffalo bulls. The exotic bull mother farm of HF and Jersey is among the best in the country.
Work initiated on improvement of indigenous breeds and application of genomics is being continued under field conditions.