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