Government of Jammu & Kashmir (UT)

DIRECTORATE OF SHEEP HUSBANDRY KASHMIR

Breeds Maintained

 

           Besides various fine wool breeds like Australian Merino, Russian Merino, Russian Su the Department has introduced some dual purpose breeds of sheep like Corridale and Polldorset in areas like Sonawari, Shopian and Kulgam to quickly enhance the production of mutton. The Corridale breed has adapted well to the local environment and proved quite popular among the breeders in Orchards.

             Breeds maintained: Besides various fine wool breeds like Australian Merino, Russian Merino, Russian Stevropol, the Department has introduced some dual purpose breeds of sheep like Corridale and Polldorset in areas like Sonawari, Shopian and Kulgam to quickly enhance the production of mutton. The Corridale breed has adapted well to the local environment and proved quite popular among the breeders having orchards. However, the details of breeds maintained at various farms are given as under:

Farm Breeds maintained
Sheep Breeding Farm Daksum Kashmir Merino, Imported Australian Merino
Sheep Breeding Farm Kralpathri Kashmir Merino
Sheep Breeding Farm Zawoora Corriedale
Sheep Breeding Farm Kew Kashmir Merino
Sheep Breeding Farm Dachigam/Khimber Kashmir Merino
Sheep Breeding Farm Goabal Kashmir Merino, Research on FEC-B gene
Goat Farm Arin Dardpora  
Sheep Breeding Farm Hardshiva Kashmir Merino
Sheep Breeding Farm Poshnar Kashmir Merino

 
 

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