Interactive Session with Dr. Deepak S. Kale
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Nagpur Veterinary College
Q. Now a days everybody is talking about genomics, can you please explain what is its meaning and how it works?
Q.Suppose a farmer wants to know if my cow or bull is of high pedigree what he should do?
Q.You must have studied how Brazil and other countries improved Indian cows. Can we learn any lesson from that? Do you think Government is in right path or any course correction is needed?
Definitely we should learn lessons from Brazil because they have improved Indian Gir, Kankrej, Brahaman and Ongole breeds of cattle. Milk production is a quantitative character hence it is difficult to improve in short-term, it would take few generations. The first activity Brazil undertook was to establish a string farmer-driven Zebu Breed Umbrella Association and Association for each breed…