Sheep Husbandry Department Kashmir

Mandate of promoting sheep and goat development

Areas of interest

  1. Genetic up-gradation of livestock

  2. Health Care & Extension

  3. Employment Generation

  4. Fodder development

 

Genetic Upgradation

Vertical improvement of flocks

Selective breeding
(Improvement in traits is achieved by way of introduction of Elite rams/bucks into flocks 1700 Govt. Breeding Rams currently in field )

Source of Elite Rams and bucks


a) Departmental farms.
b) Local gene pool

Health Cover and Extension

Executed through:-

Employment Generation & Expansion of Livestock

Assistance to interested persons in establishing sheep & goat units under central and UT sector schemes.

Around 2200 sheep and goat units have been established during last 10 years under RKVY, MSF, TSP etc.

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Direct employment to 2200 persons.

Fodder Development

Provisions to progressive breeders/farmers:-

Fodder Production (hay) in Departmental Farms

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
8810 Qntls 6087 Qntls 6141 Qntls 6952 Qntls 7400 Qntls

Institutional Resources

Types of Assets Total
Sheep Breeding Farms 8
Goat Farm 1
Rabbit Farm 1
Sheep Extension Centres 446
First Aid Centres 39
Veterinary Hospitals/Dispensaries 7
Laboratories 11

Human Resource

  Gazetted Non-Gazetted/Class-IV Total
Sanctioned Strength 219 2258 2477
In position 184 1705 1889
Vacant 35 553 558