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India’s First Banni Buffalo IVF Calf Born

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  • October 25, 2021
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India’s First Banni Buffalo IVF Calf Born

Part of: Prelims

In News: With the birth of first IVF calf of a Buffalo breed namely Banni in the country, India’s OPU – IVF work has reached to next level. 

  • This first IVF Banni calf is born out of 6 Banni IVF pregnancies established at the doorsteps of a farmer. Banni buffalo is known for its resilience and higher milk producing capacity in an arid environment.
  • The process was carried out to enhance the number of genetically superior buffaloes to increase milk production
  • Both the government and the scientist fraternity see a great potential in the field of IVF of buffaloes and are striving hard to improve cattle wealth in the country.
  • India has more than 109 million buffaloes that are 56 per cent of the world’s buffalo population.

News Source: PIB

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