POST GRADUATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN ANIMAL SCIENCES, KATTUPAKKAM

DIVISIONS / UNITS

Sheep Breeding Unit

  • Commencement : 1957
  • Release of new strain of sheep - "Kattupakkam Red Sheep"
  • The strain was released in the year 1995. It is an important meat breed in India. The strain is fast growing, easy to handle, suitable for wide range of conditions and comparatively resistant to diseases.

The mature ram and ewe weigh 22 and 21.1 kg respectively. The skin of Kattupakkam Red Sheep is preferred in tanning industry due to better gains in the finished leather. The meat of the strain is finely textured, tender with a pleasant meaty odour and flavour.

Performance
Birth weight 2.67 kg
6 month weight 14.82 kg
9 month weight 20.35 kg
12 month weight 21.57 kg
Tupping percentage 87.66 %
Lambing percentage 85.93 %

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Goat Breeding Unit

  • Commencement : 1998
  • Breeds Maintained : Local, Kanni and Boer Graded ( Boer x Local)
Achievement
Kidding percentage 128.78 %
Single percentage 71.21 %
Twinning percentage 28.79 %

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Pig Breeding Unit

  • Commencement : 1971
  • Breeds maintained : Large White Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc, Three-way synthetic and
  • 75% cross bred (LWY x Desi)
  • Achievement : Evolved 'Kattupakkam White Pig" during 1995
  • Developed Three-way synthetic pigs with low fat and lean meat

Kattupakkam White Pig is a strain developed as a result of two decades of research by selective breeding. It is highly prolific, fast growing, easy to handle and has the capacity to produce two farrowings/sow/year. They are regular breeders and attain maturity at the age of 8 to 9 months.

Large White Yorkshire
  • Origin : England (a bacon breed)
  • Litter size at birth : 12-14
  • Live weight at slaughter : 90-100 kg (8-9 months)
  • Well suited to climatic conditions of Tamilnadu
Landrace
  • Origin : North European countries (a bacon breed)
  • Lengthy body (lengthy carcass)
  • Good mothering ability
  • Better pre-weaning daily gain
Duroc
  • Origin : USA (a lard type, red breed)
  • Known for lean meat production
  • Used as terminal sire in synthetic pig production
Three-way synthetic pigs
  • Genetic composition : Large White Yorkshire (25%) + Landrace (25%) + Duroc (50%)
  • Live weight at slaughter : 90-100 kg (8 months)
  • Better feed efficiency
  • Lean meat production – Low back fat thickness
75% Crossbred Pig (LWY X DESI)
  • 75% Large White Yorkshire + 25% indigenous black pig
  • Best suited for medium farmers
  • Litter size at birth : 7-9
  • Live body weight (8 months) : 60-70 kg

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Ostrich Breeding Unit

  • Commencement: 1998
  • Breed maintained: South African Grey
  • Origin : South Africa
  • Largest non flying bird on earth
  • Maximum height : 2.75m (9ft)
  • Maximum weight : 156.5 kg (345 lb)
  • Life Span : 50 - 70 years
  • Reproductive age : 30 - 40 years
  • Average egg weight : 1422 g
  • Incubation period : 42 – 44 days
  • Marketing weight(12-14 months): 105-110Kg

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Rabbit Breeding Unit

  • Commencement: 1986
  • Breed maintained: New Zealand White and Soviet Chinchilla
New Zealand White
  • The most popular breed in the world
  • Colour: White
  • Age at maturity
    • Male: 5-7 months
    • Female: 4-5 months
  • Average adult body weight: 3-5 kg
  • Birth weight: 30-80 g
  • Weaning weight (42nd day): 474 g
  • 3-month body weight: 1273 g
  • 6-month body weight: 2357 g
Soviet Chinchilla
  • Colour: Grey
  • Age at maturity
  • Male: 6-8 months
  • Female: 5-6 months
  • Average adult body weight: 4-5 kg
  • Birth weight: 30-90 g
  • Weaning weight (42nd day): 636 g
  • 3-month body weight: 1412 g
  • 6-month body weight: 2550 g

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Agriculture Unit for Fodder Production

  • Commencement: 1957
  • Achievement: Validation of newly released green and leguminous fodder such as Co-3, Co-4, Desmanthus, CoFs29 and Co-27
Co-3 grass
Co-3 + Desmanthus
CoFs-27
Desmanthus

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Cattle and Buffalo Breeding Unit

  • Commencement : 1971
  • Breeds Maintained :  Jersey X Red Sindhi crossbred cattle, Murrah buffaloes
  • Achievements
    • Jersey X Red Sindhi crossbred cattle was evolved
    • The Jersey X Sindhi animals were crossed to attain a lactation yield of 2500 kg, age at first calving of 30 months, inter-calving period of 15 months and fat percentage of 5.0.
    • An elite herd of Murrah buffaloes are maintained on scientific management.
    • The economic and productive traits are being recorded to assess their performances.

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Poultry Unit

  • Commencement : 1998
  • Achievements : Completed Earn While You Learn scheme in broilers & quails
  • Species Maintained : Japanese Quail, Turkey and White Pekin Ducks
  • On going scheme : TANUVAS-Revolving fund scheme on "Establishment of Model Instructional Japanese Quail unit"

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Fisheries Unit

  • Commencement: 1984
  • Achievement
    • Successful induction of breeding in ornamental fishes using Synchromate Live fish feed from bio-wastes
    • Promoted Duck cum Fish culture method
    • Spirulina production technique standardised
Gold Fish - Fan tail
Koi Carp
White Molly
Black MOlly

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Sales Counter

  • Through the sales counter located at the main entrance of this station, the products available are sold regularly on all the days except on Gandhi Jayanthi, Mahaveer Jayanthi and Good Friday.
  • The timings of sales at this counter is from 7.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m.
  • Live animals are available for breeding purpose.

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