Animal Husbandry

Livestock plays an important role in the Rural Economy of the State. The  contribution of the  Livestock sector in the Net State Domestic Product is about 13%. The State Government  is providing highest priority for the removal of poverty and creation of  Self  Employment Opportunities to the Rural masses. Animal Husbandry activities have attained importance as they create Self Employment Opportunities as well as Subsidiary Occupation to the weaker section of the society.

 With view to increase the production of various Livestock Products like milk, eggs, wool and meat etc. , Animal Husbandry Department has chalked out an ambitious program for the development of various species of  Livestock . The   Milk  Production and  Egg Production  in the State has already made commendable achievement and per capita availability of  Milk  and  Eggs in  Punjab  State is highest in the Country.  Efforts are still going on to further increase  Milk  Production and other major  Livestock Products in the  State by providing  Scientific  Breeding  Technique and  Effective Health Cover. 

The main objectives of the Department are as under :-

  1. To improve the Genetic Potential of the Livestock through Scientific Breeding .

  2. To provide Efficient and Effective Health Cover to the Livestock Wealth of the State.

  3. To provide Improved Feeding and Management Practices.

  4. To provide Effective Extension Services in the field of Animal Husbandry.