- 1. Improving the Genetic potential of cattle and buffaloes for enhancing their productivity.
- 2. To have a uniform practice of crossbreeding in the entire territory of A& N Islands.
- 3. To limit the Exotic inheritance to the desired level to preserve the disease resistance traits of indigenous cattle in the progeny.
1. Cows( Non –descript)
Cross breeding with Jersey or Holstein Friesian 100 % semen for production of 50 % Jersey and 50% of Non – descript or 50 % HF and 50 % non – descript as the case may be. The blood level of exotic donor is limited to 50 % only by again crossbreeding the first generation cows with 50 % Jersey Cross or 50 % Holstein Friesian bull semen. For commercial and specialized Diary Farms, the maximum level of exotic inheritance in the progeny will be restricted to 62.5 %
In remote areas the local cattle will be improved by using 50% crossbreed Jersey bulls or Holstein Friesian bulls by natural service.
In buffaloes 100 % Murrah Bull Semen / Murrah bulls will be used for grading up continuously