Dairy Unit                        131

Equine Unit                      02

Sheep & Goat Unit           37

Livestock Strength

AICRPs                       01

Miscellaneous           05

Research Projects

Who Are we

The present department of 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 Livestock Farm Complex.


  • To maintain instructional and demonstration units of cattle, sheep, goat, equine and other livestock species to meet the teaching, research and extension education requirements of COVAS and other constituent colleges of the university.
  • To render support in terms of research materials, experimental animals and others facilities to different departments of the University and in particular to the College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences for UG and PG programmes.
  • To develop package of practices for different species of livestock in the state for economic and efficient production especially in the hilly region.

Our Faculty

At Main Campus

Shivani Katoch

Dr. S. Katoch

Professor & Head

Area of Expertise:Probiotics, Neutraceutical Feeding, Poultry nutrition, Mineral nutrition


Dr. Nishant Verma

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

Dr. Ankaj Thakur

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

Dr. Parveen Kumar Sharma

Vetineray Officer

Area of Expertise:

UG courses offered

Sr. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hrs.




Livestock Farm Practices



Internship Programme


Technical & Office staff

Sr. No.NameDesignation
 Ministerial Staff:
1Smt. Raj SinghSuperintendent
2Sh. Saran DassSenior Assistant
 Technical and Field Staff:
1Dr. Parveen Kumar SharmaVeterinary Officer
2Sh. Rajesh KumarTech. Asstt. G-I
3Sh. Ramesh Kumar Animal Husbandary Assistant
4Sh. Raj KumarVety.  Pharmacist
5Sh. Piar ChandVety.  Pharmacist
1Sh. Sukh Dev*Road Roller Driver
 Cattle attendants and beldars:
1Cattle attendantsOne
4Syce cum riderOne


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