Dudhsagar Dairy
Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd.

Animal Breeding

Animal Breeding Department

Animal Breeding Department of Dudhsagar Dairy entrusted to look after Animal Breeding activity with aim of increasing milk productivity of dairy animals in Mehsana Milkshed area.

Milk production potential of animals inherited from parents as their genetic makeup (DNA). In the process of inheritance DAM and SIRE both plays equal role to decide genetic makeup of offspring. Dairy Animal Breeding is a science to ensure progressive improvement in genetic makeup generation after generation for desirable trait like milk yield, fat yield, Protein yield etc.

Mehsana Buffalo Progeny Testing Project

Mehsana buffalo, Kankrej & Crossbred cattle are important breeds of dairy animals in the Mehsana Milkshed area. Dudhsagar Dairy Mehsana recognizes importance of breeding since beginning and in 1979 established its own Semen station for extensive use of elite Bulls both for Cattle & Buffalo through Artificial Insemination.
Dudhsagar dairy was first Cooperative in nation to implement systematic Field Progeny Testing Program for improvement of Mehsana Buffalo since 1985 under technical guidance of National Dairy Development Board, Anand. Extensive use of semen from High Genetic Merit Bull produced by nominated matting using semen of proven Mehsana Buffalo bulls along with improved management practices resulted in positive change in economic characters of Mehsana buffalo as under

Sr. No Criteria 1985 Status 2020-21 Status
1 Average First Lactation Milk Yield (FLMY 305 Day) (Kg) 1500 1925
2 Average Age at First Calving (Months) 56.2 45.7
3 Average Calving Interval (Months) 19.2 16

Till Mar 2023, total of 346 Mehsana Buffalo bulls in 26 successive batches have been put under testing. Since inception, 109177 Mehsana buffaloes have been identified and covered under the program. A total of 517603 Artificial Inseminations were performed and 49022 PT daughters born in the project area. Sires are evaluated on the basis of 305 days first lactation milk yield of daughters. After evaluation, the semen of top ranked bulls is used for nominated mating program to produce next generation bulls.
Presently our Mehsana Buffalo PT Project runs in 80 villages of Mehsana Milkshed area and is funded under Rastriya Gokul Mission, Government of India. Since 2012 Central Monitoring Unit (CMU) constituted by Government of India evaluates the project annually as per guideline of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, GOI.

Artificial Insemination (AI)

The semen produced in the “A” grade semen station located at Pashu Samvardhan Kendra, Jagudan is utilized by the AI technicians located at various village dairy cooperative societies across our milkshed area.

Artificial Insemination (AI) Network and AI work

Particulars 2000-01 2010-11 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
AI Centers 384 646 786 787 792 777 792 799
Nos. of AI 342976 894439 974023 1022073 971873 886422 986251 842973

Demography of AI Centers

District Taluka Total AIC
Gandhinagar Kalol 37
Mansa 75
Mahesana  Becharaji 9
 Jotana 9
 Kadi 36
 Kheralu 81
 Mahesana 43
 Satlasana 78
 Unjha 19
 Vadnagar 47
 Vijapur 75
 Visnagar 56
Patan Chanasma 21
 Harij 19
 Patan 27
 Sami 17
 Sarasvati 73
 Shankheshwar 5
Siddhapur 42
Milkshed  Grand Total 769

Nominated Matting

  • Buffalo:
    We produce High Genetic Merit Mehsana buffalo bulls through nominated matting of elite female buffaloes (dams) under milk recording in the PT Project with semen of top proven Mehsana Buffalo sire.
  • Crossbred:
    We produced High Genetic Merit (HGM) F1 generation (HF x Kankrej) CBHF bulls through nominated matting of elite Kankrej (dams) cows in milkshed area with semen of proven HF sire (imported). Elite CB Cows also used for nominated matting to produce HGM CBHF Bulls.
  • 1st April 2023 onward we are using Genomic Breeding Value provided by N.D.D.B, Anand to procure any HGM Bull Calves from field.

Genomics Selection Program

  • Buffalo & CB Cows:
    We are participating in Multi agency Mehsana Buffalo Genomics Project of 5 years. We undertaking performance recording of Mehsana Buffalos like Milk quantity, Milk component, Buffalo typing, Reproductive indices etc.

    OPU-IVF & Embryo Transfer

    We are participating to implement Accelerated Breed Improvement Program (ABIP) Under Rastriya Gokul Mission (RGM), GOI. In the ABIP program farmers animals are make pregnant using Embryo-Transfer Technology to produced high Yielding Animals. GOI is giving subsidy of Rs 5000/- for every pregnancy, Beneficiary had to pay only Rs 5000/- per pregnancy, Rest of all expenses born by Dudhsagar Dairy, Mehsana and GCMMF, Anand.

New Initiatives:

Dudhsagar dairy is going to establish Breed Multiplication Farm and OPU-IVEP-ET Laboratory in time to come at Pashu Shamvardhan Kendra, Jagudan.

AI Training Institute

AI Training Institute (AITI) of Mehsana Milk Union is located at Cattle Feed Factory, Jagudan, Mehsana. Our AITI is accredited with “A” grade in 2019 by the Central Monitoring Unit (CMU), Government of India. We are training persons of Village Dairy Cooperative Societies (VDCS) for AI and First Aid as per need of VDCS to expand AI infrastructure and network at grass-root level.

Dudhsagar Patrika

Dudhsagar Patrika is a magazine published by Dudhsagar Dairy which provides activity updates of Dudhsagar Dairy and learning on Dairy Farming, Cattle Feed, Animal Husbandry, Women Empowerment etc.


Dudhsagar Dairy,
Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd.
Post Box No.1,
Gujarat 384 002,