Introduction to Animal Husbandry Jammu

Livestock is one of the widely expanding sectors and over the years the sector has established its importance in development of rural economy. The sector not only supplements income of the farmers but also provides gainful employment on one hand and supplements the vital and varied nutritional requirements of the individual.

Animal Husbandry Department Jammu came into existence in 1982 after the bifurcation of Animal Husbandry Department at divisional level. The main aim of the Department is the Socio economic upliftment of the average farmer The policies of the department have been development of cattle, poultry, equines and fodder production with main objectives of :-

  • Increasing milk production
  • Increasing egg production
  • Increasing poultry meat production
  • Increasing draught power
  • Creating employment avenues
The department has been working with a mission to explore/ adopt/ introduce/ promote/ organize/ undertake all activities viable for overall improvement of livestock and poultry for better productivity/output and subsequently create gainful self-employment avenues.

The department is headed by Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, The Department has a well-knit network of staff and institutions by way of Divisional sector and district sector schemes. There are three Joint Directors i.e.
  • The Joint Director Poultry, In-charge of poultry Development and Marketing
  • The joint Director ARV, In-charge of Vaccines production, animal healthcare and Disease Diagnostic facilities of the department.
  • The Manager Frozen Semen Bank, In-charge of Cattle development.
These Joint Directors are providing technical inputs to all the districts manned by the Chief Animal Husbandry Officers of the rank of Deputy Directors, who is supported by the subject matter specialist i.e.
  • Livestock Development Officer/ Block Vety. Officers for Cattle Development
  • Poultry Development Officer for Poultry sector
  • Officer Incharge ABS for arranging germplasm
  • Disease Investigation Officer for providing disease diagnostic facilities etc
  • Supdt District Vety Hospitals
  • Manager Hatchery
He is further supported by field level institutions like Hospitals, dispensaries, A.I. centres, Poultry Extension Centres, Mobile dispensaries, Mule Breeding centres, Poultry Demonstration centres, Hatcheries etc headed by Veterinary Asstt Surgeons, other para vets staff and class IV employees etc.

Director, Animal Husbandry
Gole Pulli, Talab Tillo, Jammu
Tel. 0191-250552
Telefax- 0191-2505247

Joint Director, Poultry
Poultry Project, Belicharana, Jammu

Joint Director, ARV
M.S.Institute of Animal Helath & Biological Products
R.S.Pora, Jammu
Tel/Telefax- 01923 – 250217

Manager, Frozen Semen Bank
Central Cattle Breeding & Research Farm
Belicharana, Jammu