भाकृअप - केंद्रीय बकरी अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Central Institute for Research on Goats

An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution


Institute Scientists Have Won Several Awards From Time To Time. Some Of Them Are Listed Below :

  • ICAR’s Sardar Patel Outstanding Institute Award.
  • Rajarshi Tandon Rajbhasha ICAR Award.
  • 1st Prize by Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti, Deptt. of Official Languages, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award.
  • Member Board of Management, NDRI, Karnal, NBAGR, Karnal, CARI, Izatnagar and MAFSU, Nagpur.
  • DBT Fellowship for six months at Wisconsin-Madison.
  • USA and Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) award for young scientists in India.
  • Ram Lal Agrawal Gold Medal award.
  • Fellow, ISSAR. ISVM, ISAE and ISSGPU.
  • Member of Selection Board, GADVASU, RAJUVAS, ASRB, NDRI, IVRI, CSWRI, CIRC and JNU, New Delhi.
  • Member, RAC, NRC Equines, Hisar.
  • President ISSAR and Vice – President, ISSGPU.
  • Best Paper Award at different Seminar/Symposium.
  • First, Second and Third prize at Kisan Mela at DUVASU, NDRI and IVRI.


The institute has developed farmers’ friendly and commercially viable technologies for goat improvement in the country. So far, 18 patents have been filed; one green drug technology (Alquit) for control of ecto-parasites has been commercialized to M/S Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd, Bangaluru. Value added goat meat and milk products, area specific mineral mixture, diagnostics for brucellosis and JD are under process of commercialization. The scientists of the Institute have successfully produced kids from embryo transfer and through IVF. A strain of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis genotype ‘Indian Bison type’ strain ‘S 5’ of goat origin has been transferred to M/S Biovet (P) Ltd, Bengaluru for development and commercialization of indigenous vaccine against John’s Disease (J.D.). Recently, in recognition of its meritorious scientific achievements and technology innovation, the Institute has been bestowed with the prestigious ICAR’s Sardar Patel Outstanding Institute Award-2010. Some of the major achievements are as follows:-

Salient Achievements :
  • Multiplication and conservation of elite germ plasm of Jamunapari, Barbari, Sirohi and Jakhrana breed of goat for genetic improvement of indigenous goats.
  • Improved reproductive performance resulting in higher population growth in Jamunapari (94.65%) and Barbari (183%) goat flocks.
  • The kidding rate of Jamunapari goats during the year was 1.37 was observed during 2006-07.
  • Positive genetic improvement trend in body weight at birth, at 3, 6, 9, and 12 month of age in Jamunapari goats, (0.12±0.03, 0.59±0.12, 1.58±0.19).
  • 2.66±00.28 and 2.14±00.36, respectively) and at 9 month (0.999±00.213 kg)in Barbari goats.
  • Significant improvement in milk yield in Jamunapari, Barbari and Jakhrana goats compared to their base population performance.
  • Freezing of semen of Jamunapari, Barbari, Jakhrana and Sirohi breeds, and production of kids through AI in goats.
  • Standardized Embryo Transfer and IVF technology in goats and successful production of kids through above technologies.
  • Characterized heat stress tolerant genes i.e. AP-2 binding site in the promoter region of hsp70.1 gene, Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene, Tyrosinase (TYR) gene and Signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 A (STAT5 A) gene to facilitate further studies on resilience of goat production system under changing climate.
  • Established genetic origin of Indian goat breeds and genetic variation in Myf, leptin, Pit I, FecB, SCD gene and HSP genes in Indian goats.
  • Developed complete feed pellet for efficient growth (80g/d) in finisher kids.
  • Strategic supplementation of concentrate mixture @ 1.2 % of the body weight for better growth and meat quality of Barbari goats.
  • Better dressing percentage and meat quality by supplementation of area specific mineral mixture under intensive goat rearing system.
  • Identified anti-methanogenic feed resources for goat production system.
  • Developed higher bio-mass producing fodder system (Guar+ Lobia + Sunhamp) for goats under rain fed conditions and Morus alba based cost- effective agro-forestry system for sustainable goat husbandry in semi-arid and rain fed areas.
  • Developed package of practices and dynamic health calendar for goat farmers.
  • Determined fatty acids and mineral status of milk of different Indian goat breeds. Standardized process for preparation of herbal functional milk, whey drinks, goat milk and meat based biscuits, and low fat cheese.
  • Developed low cost-protein and mineral enriched value added goat meat products using fresh goat spleen and herb supplemented functional goat meat and milk products.
  • Created baseline data on commercial goat farming and prepared directory of goat farmers .
  • Production and supply of improved germplasm of Barbari, Jamunapari and Jakhrana breed of goat. 2785 elite germplasm of Barbari, Jamunapari, Sirohi and Jakharana goat were distributed to the Farmers of the 15 States, which enhanced 30-40 % income.
  • Development of parthenogenetic embryo from embryonic stem cell.
  • Refining freezing protocol for cryopreservation of goat semen and optimized post thaw motility to 60%.
  • Intravaginal pessaries for oestrus synchronization in goats.
  • Developed herbal formulation as antidiarrheal, skin antiseptic gel , ectoparasiticidal , anthelmintic and anti-stressor in goat , which are more suitable for organic goat farming.
  • Standardized process for preparation of value added goat meat and milk products such as Goat meat nuggets,, Meat Shami Kebab, Herbal Goat meat nuggets, Meat Nimkee/Murruku, Meat/ Milk Biscuits and Goat Milk Pops.
  • Pelleted Complete Feed Technologies for Sustainable Goat Production under Intensive Feeding System.
  • Established laboratory for providing services for detection of pesticide residue and heavy metal in meat samples.
  • Development of visual lamp assay and TaqMan® probe based real-time PCR assay for detection of brucella spp. in goats.
  • More than 7500 farmers trained in goat production of 27 States of country, which provided employment to more than 10000 households/farmers and increased the income of per goats per year to least 4000-6000 rupees.