To breed 35% of breedable animals by the end of NDP I, the country would need to increase the annual production of semen doses of the required breeds from the current level of 66.8 million doses to 100 million doses.
At present, there are 49 semen stations producing 66.8 million doses. Top 10 semen stations are producing 53% of the total doses and top 25 semen stations are producing some 80% of the total doses. In the last evaluation carried out by the Central Monitoring Unit of GoI during 2010, 37 semen stations were graded either “A” or “B”.
It is important that semen doses are produced through select large and efficiently managed semen stations, where trained manpower manage these stations in a professional manner. It is therefore envisaged that the semen stations awarded grade “A” or “B” by the Central Monitoring Unit of DADF, GoI will be eligible for funding under NDP I. All semen stations considered for funding will have to adhere to the Minimum Standards Protocol of DADF, GoI.