Semen Production : Increase in Quantity
Semen Collection from E.T. Bulls
A total of 109 embryos were transferred resulting 18 pregnancies and 2 ET born bulls (PJET 3 & PJET 4) are already in collection and NLBC has frozen semen of 2 more bulls (PJET1 & PJET 2) born from ET born mother for future AI. This landmark event is expected to be a turning point in the history of animal breeding in the country.
Semen Production- Installation of Latest Lab. Equipments
With financial suport of JICA non-project grant and Government of Nepal, NLBC has latest equiped frozen semen production Laboratory having;
1. IMV IS-4 semen filling, sealing and printing machine (IMV France)
2. Programmable bio-freezer.
3. Laminar Air Flow Cabinet.
4. 25 KVA Capacity Generator
5. Genomax Automatic filling, sealing and printing mechine (IMV France)
6. Quarttro Automatic filling, sealing and printing mechine (Minitube Jermany)
7. Production with SMILE technology (IMV France)
8. Use of CASA system for semen analysis (Minitube Jermany)
Use of these machines is expected to improve frozen semen quality further while compared to manual machines (IS-1) the lab had been using. These latest equipments used by all the renounced labs all over the world are assets of NLBC and installation and use of these equipments has strengthened the capacity to produce quality frozen semen in large amount.
Laboratory established and production of Frozen Semen started in LBO, Lahan
Frozen semen production of Holstein Friesian
Initiation of Progeny testing and pedigree and performance Recording System
Though progeny testing and pedigree and performance recording system was initiated by FAO since last year with the collaboration of Animal breeding division of NARC, NLBC was one of the partner. FAO has terminated its financial TCP assistance and now NLBC has to shoulder the program for its sustainability. Government of Nepal has recommended this program as one of the important tools for genetic improvement. NLBC chief was given the role of national coordinator and the program was continued in all 14 districts. This program would give the initiation of progeny testing at one hand, by other hand it will create the resource center of improved cattle and breeding bulls.