Progeny Testing Programme

Under National Dairy Plan, progeny testing programme is being implemented in crossbred jersey cows, at a total outlay of Rs.39.28 crore. The scheme was implemented from 2012-13 in five district unions, viz. Vellore, Villupuram, Erode, Salem and Trichy and it has been envisaged to produce 254 high genetic merit.

 

(HGM) bulls under the scheme by 2018-19. Based on the performance of the daughters on various parameters like milk yield, milk quality, lactation period etc. the bulls are ranked, and best bulls are used for producing proven semen for increased milk production.