ICAR - CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON CATTLE (CIRC)
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About Institute
 
The Central Institute for Research on Cattle (CIRC) was founded as a nodal institution to monitor, coordinate and support all research and development projects for cattle improvement in the VII Five year Plan on 3rd November 1987 at Military Farms School & Research Centre, Meerut, by upgrading the status of All-India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cattle. The institute was conceived to take advantage of the achievements made in the AICRP and earlier crossbreeding experiments at organized farms and under field conditions for evolution of a national milch breed (Frieswal Project) from a reasonably large crossbred base (Sahiwal x Holstein-Friesian), which was a limiting factor under AICRP on Cattle. Keeping in view the importance of indigenous breeds, known for their adaptability and disease resistance qualities, Indigenous Breeds Project (IBP) was undertaken in collaboration with the SAUs, State Govt. and Non Government Organizations. Similarly, Field Progeny Testing (FPT) project was undertaken to bring about improvement in crossbred cattle at farmers’ herd. After initial set up at Military Farm School and Research Centre, CIRC had been functional at Shastri Nagar and later on at Modipuram, Meerut, before it finally shifted to its present location occupying a 30 acres campus at Grass Farm Road, Meerut Cantt, where the Directorate’s own building has come up in the year 2000. The campus boasts of lush green lawns and delightful ambiance. Directorate undertakes research, coordination and consultancy on the improvement of cattle by employing latest strategic breeding and reproductive tools and works closely with universities and other specialist institutes. Since its establishment, the CIRC has played a vital role in the country’s cattle improvement programmes and in pursuit of research.
 
Vision
“Improvement of cattle for high productivity and profitability.”
 
Mission
 Germplasm improvement and technology development for realizing enhanced productivity  and profitability.
 
Mandate
1 To undertake basic, applied and adaptive research on all aspects of cattle production and reproduction and to standardize package of practices.
2 To evolve a national milch breed of cattle ‘FRIESWAL’, testing of crossbred bulls under field conditions and to undertake programme on genetic improvement of indigenous breeds of cattle.
 
Objectives
 
 
CIRC main scheme
1 To undertake research in the field of cattle breeding, feeding, management and reproduction to enhance productivity and profitability.
2 To plan, coordinate and monitor the research projects on cattle.
3 To serve as national data repository and provide consultancy for cattle production and reproduction.
 
AICRP On Cattle
1 To develop a national milch breed of cattle ‘Frieswal’ using Holstein Friesian X Sahiwal base.
2 Conservation and genetic improvement of important indigenous cattle breeds.
3 Production of progeny tested crossbred bulls and genetic improvement of cattle under field conditions
 
CURRENT NEWS [View All]
1. Recruitment Examination for the post of Lower Division Clerks (LDC,s) in the Institute of ICAR
(Update 26 July 17)

2. Organized XVI Annual Review Meet of AICRP on Cattle at NASC, New Delhi on 22/06/2017
(Update 23 June 17)

3. “फार्मर फर्स्ट” परियोजना के अन्तर्गत 14 से 16 जून, 2017 तक प्रशिक्षण व किसान गोष्ठी
(Update 20 June 17)

4. World Environment Day Celebration
(Update 14 June 17)

5. XVI Annual Review Meet of AICRP on Cattle scheduled on June 22, 2017 at NASC, New Delhi
(Update 29 May 17)

6. ICAR winter school "Omic technologies and modern breeding approaches for conservation and productivity enhancement of indigenous cattle resources" (November 1-21, 2017)
(Update 23 May 17)


7. फार्मर फर्स्ट परियोजना के अन्तर्गत 20 से 23 मार्च, 2017 तक प्रशिक्षण व किसान गोष्ठी
(Update 23 March 17)


8. पांचली गाँव मे किसान गोष्ठी एवं पशु चिकित्सा शिविर
(Update 23 March 17)


9. Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) and DDG (Agriculture Extension)
(visited on 20 Dec 16)


10. List of Holidays Year 2017
(Update 17 Oct 16)


11. संस्थान मे 2 अक्टूबर, 2016 को स्वच्छ भारत अभियान के अंतर्गत सभी अधिकारियों एवं कर्मचारीयों ने बढ़ चढ़कर भाग लिया।
(Update 4 Oct 16)
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