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

Technical Input

Technical Inputs Department

Technical Input Department of Dudhsagar Dairy entrusted with responsibility of Animal Breeding with aim of increasing milk productivity of dairy animals in Mehsana Milkshed area.

Milk production potential of animals inherited from parents as chromosomes /DNA. In the process of inheritance Dam and Sire both plays equal role to decide genetic makeup of offspring. Dairy Breeding is a science to ensure progressive improvement in genetic makeup for milk production of dairy animal generation after generation.

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 1976 established its own Semen station for extensive use of elite Bulls both for Cattle & Buffalo through Artificial Insemination.

We are first Cooperative in nation to implement systematic Field Progeny Testing Program for improvement of Mehsana Buffalo since 1985 in technical guidance of NDDB, 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 2019 Status
1 Average First Lactation Milk Yield (FLMY 305 Day) (Kg) 1500 1923
2 Average Age at First Calving (Months) 56.2 45.4
3 Average Calving Interval (Months) 19.2 16.0

Till 2019 total of  226 Mehsana Buffalo bulls in 17 successive batches has been put under testing. Since the inception, 99780 Mehsana buffaloes have been identified and covered under the program. A total of 427208 AIs were performed and 40233 PT daughters were born in the project area. Sires are evaluated on the basis of 305days First lactation milk yield of daughters. After evaluation, the semen of top ranked bulls is used for nominated mating program for production of next generation bulls.

Presently our Mehsana Buffalo PT Project run in 87 villages of Mehsana Milkshed area and is funded under Rastriya Gokul Mission, Government of India. Since 2012 Central Monitoring Unite (CMU) constituted by Government of India evaluates project annually as per guideline of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, GOI.

AIPS: General AI work

We produces High Genetic Merit Crossbred bulls through nominated matting of elite Kankrej or Crossbred cow using Proven HF Semen.  AI Training Centre (AITC) of Mehsana MilkUnion is located at Cattle Feed Factory, Jagudan, Mehsana. Our AITC was accredited by CMU, GOI in 2019 as per. We trained Dairy Cooperative Societies personnel for AI & First Aid as per need of village dairy cooperative societies to expand AI infrastructure & network at grass-root level.

Overall Progress in Artificial Insemination (AI) Network and actual AI work

Particulars 2000-01 2010-11 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 (Dec)
AI Centers 384 646 786 787 804
Nos. of AI 342976 894439 974023 1022073 717091

Demography of AI Centers

District Taluka DCS AIC Milk Union  sponsord AIC to Total AIC
Gandhinagar Kalol 38 6 1 45
Mansa  62 14 0 76
Mahesana  Becharaji 10 1 1 12
 Jotana 11 1   12
 Kadi 41 4 4 49
 Kheralu 65 11   76
 Mahesana 39 13 1 53
 Satlasana 61 7   68
 Unjha 18 3   21
 Vadnagar 45 5   50
 Vijapur 75 10   85
 Visnagar 47 9   56
Patan  chanasma 21 3 1 25
 Harij 18 1 3 21
 Patan 32 1 3 36
 Sami 17 0   17
 Sarasvati 45 7 1 53
 Shankheshwar 1 1 1 3
 siddhapur 41 4 1 46
Milkshed  Grand Total 687 101 16 804

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,