• Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG) is a premier research Institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), an autonomous organization under Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The Institute was established on 12th July, 1979 with the vision to develop the poor men’s cow - the goat as a source of livelihood security, poverty alleviation and employment generation for the smallholders. Our Mission is to enhance and sustain goat productivity in respect of meat, milk and fibre through Research, Extension and HRD support. The Mandate of the Institute is to undertake basic and applied research in all disciplines of goat production and product utilization, to impart trainings, to transfer technologies and provide consultancy services for improving quantity and quality of meat, milk and fibre production from goat and to develop goat products processing technologies. The institute is located at NH-2 between Agra and Mathura at almost eqidistance. These two cities are famous for historical and cultural heritage i.e., the Taj Mahal and birth place of Lord Krishna, respectively. A concerted approach has been adopted by the Institute to demonstrate and implement the available improved technologies at the farmers’ doorstep. The dedicated mailing list "" and helpline is working round the clock to address the goat farmer’s problems.

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    Dr S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR inaugurated the new Laboratory Block building of the Institute on 6th April, 2014 in the presence of Dr KML Pathak, DDG (AS), Dr BS Prakash, ADG (AN&P), Dr AC Varshenya, VC (DUVASU), Mathura, Dr SK Agrawal, Director, CIRG, Dr Dheeraj Singh, Director, DRMR, Bharatpur and Dr SK Dubey, In-Charge, CSWCRTI, Agra. On this occasion, Dr SK Agrawal welcomed the dignitaries and apprised them of the accomplishment of the CIRG. Dr Ayyappan visited various laboratories and goat farms of the CIRG and, terming goat as the future animal, praised the Institute for its achievements in the interest of the goat farmers and the nation. Dr KML Pathak also appreciated successes and called on the scientists to heighten the level of scientific feat for the benefit of goat farmers/ entrepreneurs.

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    CIRG works at the interface of scientific livestock rearing and alleviation of poverty using modern goat production technologies and animal husbandry practices.

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    Various e-mail conferencing systems for NARS of India has been configured. The goat-net is one such mailing list for virtual discussion on all aspects of goat husbandry. You would like to register to help others by shairing your experiances in a listserv of your own interest.

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CIRG supplies record number (676) of superior germplasms (male & female goats and sheep) in 2011-12 to individual farmers, State Governments and other agencies for genetic conservation and improvement.

CIRG achieves record milk production of 40,291.85 litres at its goat flocks in 2011-12.

CIRG achieves significant reduction in overall mortality rate (4.1%) at its different farms (Barbari: 4.40%; Jamunapari: 3.45%; Jakharana: 4.59%; Sheep unit: 3.99%) in 2011-12.

CIRG transferred indigenous strain of Johne’s disease organism (Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Indian bison type S5) to Biovet Pvt Ltd., Bangalore for commercial production of JD vaccine.

Goat Gamble, a must read article published in Down to Earth