Agriculture university to release new hybrid pig Jharsuk next week

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Summary: “By 1990s, we developed TMV, after crossing Tamworth and local variety, taking into account the social acceptance of black coloured pigs,” he said.Singh explained the variety has already been accepted throughout India but was pending for registration by ICAR. “Jharsuk is not just black in colour but has three to four times the body weight of local variants and reproductive performance is at par with the exotic variety,” he said.The new variety grows over a quintal within ten months and the litter size is as big as 8-10 piglets per gestation.During release of the new variant, director ICAR national research centre on pigs, Guwahati Dr DK Sharma, will deliver a lecture on ‘Pig Production in India – Challenges Ahead’.Additional director general (Animal Production & Breeding), ICAR Dr RS Gandhi and principal scientist, AG&B, ICAR Dr. Vineet Bhasin, will also be present on the occasion. RANCHI: After 20 years of relentless efforts, scientists at Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) are set to release a new variety of pig for the first time from Jharkhand.Named Jharsuk and developed under the All India Co-ordinated Project on Pig, the new variety will be released at a special function organized at Ranchi Veterinary College Auditorium on Monday.Deputy director general (Animal Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, (ICAR) Dr H Rahman, in the presence of vice chancellor of BAU Dr Nitin Madan Kulkarni, will officially release the variety.Principal investigator, All India coordinated research project, BAU center Dr Lal Babu Singh said the project began in the 1980s and several exotic varieties were crossed with local variety to produce a genotype suitable for Indian agro-climatic environment.

RANCHI: After 20 years of relentless efforts, scientists at Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) are set to release a new variety of pig for the first time from Jharkhand.Named Jharsuk and developed under the All India Co-ordinated Project on Pig, the new variety will be released at a special function organized at Ranchi Veterinary College Auditorium on Monday.Deputy director general (Animal Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, (ICAR) Dr H Rahman, in the presence of vice chancellor of BAU Dr Nitin Madan Kulkarni, will officially release the variety.Principal investigator, All India coordinated research project, BAU center Dr Lal Babu Singh said the project began in the 1980s and several exotic varieties were crossed with local variety to produce a genotype suitable for Indian agro-climatic environment.”By 1990s, we developed TMV, after crossing Tamworth and local variety, taking into account the social acceptance of black coloured pigs,” he said.Singh explained the variety has already been accepted throughout India but was pending for registration by ICAR.”Jharsuk is not just black in colour but has three to four times the body weight of local variants and reproductive performance is at par with the exotic variety,” he said.The new variety grows over a quintal within ten months and the litter size is as big as 8-10 piglets per gestation.During release of the new variant, director ICAR national research centre on pigs, Guwahati Dr DK Sharma, will deliver a lecture on ‘Pig Production in India – Challenges Ahead’.Additional director general (Animal Production & Breeding), ICAR Dr RS Gandhi and principal scientist, AG&B, ICAR Dr. Vineet Bhasin, will also be present on the occasion.. .

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