Animal Sciences Institute (ASI)

Main research activities include bovine quantitative genetics of native livestock and crossbreeding; crypreservation of semen for field use, embryo transfer and in-vitro fertilization; efficient utilization of agro-industrial by-products; development of calf starter and early weaning diet using indigenous feed ingredients; improved diagnostic methods and vaccine production and epidemiology of major livestock diseases; improving quality of raw milk and indigenous methods of dairy product manufacturing. This institute also has a Feed Technology Unit that directly serves livestock farmers by providing quality livestock feed and multi-nutrient blocks on nominal profit basis. A Livestock Research Station housing 350 cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats, and 4 poultry sheds supports research activities.