A global body established to preserve and improve the genetic quality of indigenous Indian cows.

Gurugram-based Gir Amrit Phal, who sells A2 (desi) cow’s milk, has formed a global organization, the International Federation of Zebu Cattle of India (IFZCI), in collaboration with Brazil’s ABCZ (Brazilian Zebu Breeders Association) to preserve and improve the genetics. lineage Indian native quality. IFZCI is designed to bring technology to preserve and improve good genetics. “This is done by setting up an art lab in Gurugram. We are investing around $2 million to set up the lab. We are looking for land to set it up,” said Madan Mohan, founder of GIR Amritphal.

Data retention

“We want to improve reproductive quality and increase milk production of cows to make it more profitable for our farmers to keep cows,” he said in an online communication with the business. (Indian indigenous breeds are called Zebu breeds because they were sent to Brazil from South Asia, specifically India.) This is being done because, according to Mohan, the genetics of Indian cows have not been recorded. But there are tests like PTA (Predictive Transferability) that show if a cow can bring the goodness of milk to a calf. The laboratory setup helps farmers record the DNA of their livestock as in Brazil, while the laboratory records the data.

“When a farmer sends hair from the tail, we do a DNA test. And there are no fees involved. An effort is made to record information on each bull used in breeding. This is the work IFZCI would like to do for India.

Farmer Education

IFZCI helps private breeders test bulls so that farmers have scientifically proven bulls. It will be of great help to farmers if they know that the genetic germplasm of their bulls is proven to get good calves,” said Mohan. Founder member GIR Amritphal said that IFZCI was mainly created to train farmers and young entrepreneurs. – We organize free training for farmers on choosing a good bull and a good cow. That it would be the best in the coming years, Farmers would receive three months of training. “I think that before the end of this year we will start training farmers all over the country. No tuition fees are charged. We have Indian coaches and foreign coaches from other parts of the world. We invite experts on a monthly or quarterly basis,” said Mohan. IFZCI also organizes special training for hobbyists with a good knowledge of breeding. Before that, the organization would like to have its own laboratory. “We will complement companies that produce laboratory equipment. We are contacting a German company to supply us with laboratory equipment. ABCZ is helping us.

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