Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm (NJ&SF), Ooty
Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm (NJ&SF), Udhagamandalam:
The Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm of Federation was established in 1973. It consists of two divisions viz. Bull Mother Farm and Stud Farm. Stud Farm is located in an area of 37.725 acres of land leased from the Forest Department, while Bull Mother Farm is located in an extent of 46.33 acres of Revenue land.
- To maintain high pedigree Jersey cattle, to produce genetically superior Jersey Breeding Bulls and Cows.
- To produce Frozen Semen Straws from genetically superior Jersey, Friesian and Cross-bred Bulls and supply the same throughout Tamil Nadu for Artificial Insemination of Cattle.
Bull Mother Farm -maintains high pedigree Cows of Jersey breed, to produce genetically superior Jersey breeding bulls for production of quality frozen semen for breeding purposes. In the same location in Kakkathope, cultivation of Oats, Maize & Kikuyu grass is also undertaken for fodder requirement of the farms.
Stud Farm –maintains Pure Jersey, Crossbred Jersey, Pure Holstein Friesian and Cross Bred Holstein Friesian bulls for frozen semen production. Frozen semen is supplied to all the District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Unions (DCMPU) in the State which in turn distribute it to the Artificial Insemination Centres under their control for artificial insemination of the cows belonging to the members of the Milk Producers’ Cooperative Societies. Presently, there are around 174 bulls at the Stud Farm, of which 95 are under collection. Six imported bulls viz. five pure Jersey and one pure HF are also being maintained in the farm. The farm produces around 16.00 Lakh doses of frozen semen straws per year on an average.
The Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and ‘B’ graded semen station.