Live stock development programmes


Rearing of dairy animals is getting much significance as an alternative livelihood in these days as the livestock rearing is the second major livelihood option after agriculture. Over 40% families in the world are depending on livestock based livelihoods. In spite of the importance of livestock for the rural economy, most livestock owners are unable to tap the potential of this industry. This is due to lack of technical support services and inefficient backward and forward linkages.


  • Create awareness among farmers’ especially weaker sections about improving the local cattle and buffalo breeds.
  • Upgrade dairy animals for enhancing productivity and reproductive performance.
  • Promote nutritional and heard management practices.
  • Popularization and conservation of indigenous breeds.

Details of Cattle Breeding Centres

Sl. No Name of the Schemes Sponsored by Number of centers
1 CBC through Special Development Programme Government of Karnataka 100
2 Ksheeradhara BAIF 23
3 Live stock breeding centre Totagars Sahakar Sangha (TSS), Sirsi 5
4 Integrated livestock development programme ITC Limited 36
5 Live stock breeding centre Navachetana Project 1
6 Live stock breeding centre Sarvodaya Mahasangha Surashettikoppa Dharwad district 1
7 Live stock breeding centre SAMATA Sangha Kalghatagi 1
8 Live stock breeding centre Deshpande Foundation, Hubli 1
9 Live stock breeding centre Nunhems India Private Limited 1
    Total 169


Cattle Breeding Centres under Special Development programme

The Government of Karnataka has sponsored 100 Cattle Breeding Centres under Special development programme which is specially meant for development of northern districts. The centers are located in Bagalkote, Bellary, Vijayapur, Gadag, Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur,Yadgir and Koppal districts. This programme has started in the year 2010-11.

Cattle Breeding Centres under Totagars Sales Society

Totagars Sahakar Sangha (TSS), has sponsored five cattle development centers in Uttara Kannada district.

Integrated Livestock Development programme – ITC project

The ITC under MSK supported integrated livestock development project is under implementation in Mysore, Hassan and Chikkaballapur districts. Door to door artificial insemination and allied services are being provided through 36 cattle development centers.

Cattle Breeding Centres under Ksheeradhara programme

Ksheeradhara project is providing door to door artificial insemination services in the districts of Mysore, Belagavi, Bagalkote, Mandya and Uttara Kannada through 13 centers.




Villages covered so far

Families covered so far

Number of Inseminations done during 2015-16

Integrated livestock development programme – ITC Ltd 719 5218 23920
CBC through Special Development Programme 915 105107 60600
Live stock breeding centre - TSS 92 5892 2980