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PUNE, INDIA. (Aug 04, 2016) — The morning today brought a new dawn for the dairy community of Maharashtra and India.
Chitale Genus ABS India created history by importing 13 top of the line Holstein bulls from ABS Global, the USA in the first phase that landed at Mumbai airport in the wee hours this morning. These bulls are by far the best Holstein bulls ever available in India and also one of the top ones even in the USA. The bulls possess high genetic merit for production traits like milk, fat, protein etc. They have been carefully selected for long productive life in animals that are the need of the hour for the Indian dairy farmers. This import will significantly reduce the genetic lag between India and USA as dairy farmers in India can access same genetics as their counterparts in America.
All the bulls are genomically evaluated for their transmitting ability of high genetic potential to their progenies, thereby strengthening the armoury of Genus ABS who are engaged in the production of high quality cattle and buffalo frozen semen at their state-of-the-art dairy genetics facility – Brahma near Sangli in Maharashtra.
“Frozen semen from these bulls will be used by farmers for producing high quality cows which will produce more milk, thereby, leading to more prosperous dairy farmers,USA” said Dr. Arvind Gautam, managing Director ABS India. He added that though India produces the highest amount of milk in the world, per animal productivity is very low compared the USA and other western countries. “We already have the best dairy genetics in India in Cows and Buffaloes though Embryo transfer and selection breeding but these imported one’s today are cutting edge and many steps above. It helps in consolidating our dairy genetic leadership in India ” said Dr. Arvind Gautam.
Due to being prized live animals, this special cargo brought a lot of interest at Mumbai cargo where they were very delicately handled by a team of Lufthanasa, GVK and Narendra Forwarders. Considering a long journey, Indian customs at Mumbai extended their full co-operation. The bulls were smoothly transport to Mumbai Animal Quarantine which would be their new house for few weeks.
It is truly a revolutionary step towards fast tracking the genetic progress and significantly increasing the productivity in Indian dairy animals. This will go a long way in changing the complexion of the dairy industry in India and is truly a quantum leap in dairy genetics and Indian dairy industry.