‘Has fathered 2.5 L calves across the country’
Udaipur : This bull is no ordinary one. He gulps down 20 Litres of milk everyday along with 10 kg of fresh fruits, 5 kg green fodder and 5kg dry straw. He is specially fond of apples and turnip. To keep fit, he takes a 5km walk daily. Meet India’s superbull Yuvraj, the nine year old Murrah buffalo who is the most awaited celebrity at GRAM, the 3 day agritech meet to be organized in Udaipur from November 7. Yuvraj would be accompanied by his son Samraat- an 8 month old calf who is no less than his mighty father.
“Yuvraj is among the costliest breeding bulls in the world. He weighs 16 quintals and is 11.5 feet long and 5.8 feet tall. Their owner is displaying them to motivate farmers to rear bulls to make money out of their semen and to improve breed quality” informs Dr Ajay Kumar Gupta, Director Animal Husbandry Department.
Yuvraj is like a family member for his owner Karamveer Singh, a resident of Kurukshetra (Harayana). The bull’s semen helps artificially inseminate milch buffaloes. According to the sources, a single ejaculation of Yuvraj triggered with the help of a teaser animal or by electro-stimulation method generates around 5 ml of semen which is diluted scientifically and roughly 600 doses are prepared with it. A single dose of sperms fetches around 500 rs that are much demand in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, UttarPradesh etc.
Yuvraj had been the National Livestock Champion for many years for his vital statistics. Yuvraj’s son Samraat, though just 8 months old, stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 250 kilograms. Besides these super bulls, Bahubali from Kota and Bhim from Jodhpur are the two other Murrah buffaloes who would attract the audience by their physical strength. Cattle breeds like Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar and Rathi too would be displayed at the fair so that farmers and animal rearers get to know the best maintenance practices and techniques to raise their income through animal rearing.