INSTRUCTIONAL LIVESTOCK FARM COMPLEX

Last Updated : September 04, 2015

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ABOUT US

The present department of Instructional Livestock Farm Complex came into existence during May 2013 with the merger of teaching and non-teaching staff and infrastructure of existing Livestock Farm. Going back to the history, the farm  was established in March, 1975 as a component of “Indo-New Zealand Livestock Improvement Project (INLIP)” by importing a nucleus Jersey herd of 64 pregnant heifers, 111 weaned calves and 5 proven bulls from New Zealand. After completion of the project in 1981-82, the activities further continued as “Intensive Livestock Improvement Project (ILIP)” funded through state plan / non -plan schemes initially under the then Department of Animal Production, Directorate of Research and thereafter under the College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. The Livestock Farm became an independent unit in 1997, with bifurcation of the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics. It was administratively attached with the Department of Livestock Production Management, COVAS, CSKHPKV, Palampur from 2005 to 2010. Since, 2010 to May, 2013, the Livestock Farm functioned as a totally independent administrative unit till creation of full fledged Department of Instructional Livestock Farm Complex.

This department is the only livestock teaching unit of the university which provides research support in terms of research materials, experimental animals and other facilities to different departments of the university in general and to the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in particular.