SHEEP HUSBANDRY SECTOR

Animals are the most important natural resources in the district. Apart from providing milk, butter, meat, warm fiber and skin, they are essential for ploughing the fields and for transportation. Sheep Husbandry is and will continue to be an important part of economy of the district. Livestock rearing is an important occupation of the village folk. The Department of Sheep Husbandry is to cater to breeding, treatment and Disease Control Programmes with fodder development to about 2.79 lacs livestock (sheep and goat) other than large ruminants which is taken care of by Animal Husbandry Department and at present four Farms are functioning to meet out the breeding  requirements in the district apart from 53 field units.

         Sheep Husbandry Department is the most leading sector for with potential for changing the living standard of poor tribal people of the district. The economy of the farmers can be improved by increasing the Milk, Wool and Mutton production. This can be achieved by adopting the scientific measures of improved breeding, feeding and disease control. The growing season is very short and climate is very hostile, hence economy of the farmers mainly depend upon the livestock especially Sheep and Goat.

         1.0  Sheep Husbandry is a very important and core activity in the economic profile of the district as more  then 90% of the population is related to Sheep the Government under a project Intensive Sheep Development Project in the year 1973 with the sole aim of improving the production capability of small animals viz Sheep and Goat.

The main activities/objectives of the department are:-

  To infuse Merino and Karakul blood in the entire Sheep population of the District.

  To Improve quality and quantity of wool and mutton industry.

  To provide health coverage to all the sheep and goat population of the District to prevent losses due to Contagious and Non-Contagious disease.

  In the years 1996-97 Pashmina Development was also taken in hand at district Kargil by starting a Pashmina Goat Farm at Khangral where from the Pashmina (Changthangi goat) quality bucks are produced and distributed in Shakar-Chicktan and Shargole Blocks for up-grading of local goats population in to Pashmina (Changthagi) goats to a level of desired adoptability.

Sheep and Goat population:-

            As per census conducted by the I/C of the Sheep Extension Centre in District Kargil for 2007-08.

1.    Sheep population                                                    = 1,79,306

2.    Goats population                                                     =    98,614

3.    Cross bred  Karakul Sheep population             =   56,000

4.    Cross bred Merino Sheep population                             =   25000

5.    Cross bred Pashmina         (Goats)                      =     7,846

6.    Cross bred Alpine (Goats)                                      =    14,200

7.    Cross bred Angora (Goats)                                    =     03,200

Block wise Sheep and Goat population   

 

S.No

Block

Sheep population

Goat population

No of Sheep Extension Centre (SEC)/Field Units

1

Kargil

19,152

16,642

8 SEC+1 first aid centre

2

TSG 

15,645

  6,999

5 SEC+ 1 first aid centre

3

Sankoo

15,586

  8,178

6 SEC

4

Shargole

16,480

17,554

4 SEC

5

Shakar-Chiktan

11,444

16,404

7 SEC

6

Drass

16,526

  6,904

10 SEC

7

Zanskar

69,287

18,728

5 SEC

8

Taisuru

15,186

  7,205

6 SEC

The breeding policy  adopted through out the year in the district is as follows:

Drass and Zanskar Block                           Merino Sheep, Alpine Goat and Angora            

Shargole Shakar-Chiktan                          Pashmina and Karakul

Sankoo,Trespone ,Taisuru, Kargil                       Karakul, Alpine and Angora

Four Sheep/Goat Farm has been established at the following places which provides Ram/Bucks for further distribution in the field.

S.No

Name of the Farm                                               Livestock strength  at the farm                                                                                   ending 2/2011

1

Karakul Sheep Farm Khumbuthang                         Karakul           546+8 Alpine+5 Cattle

2

Merino Sheep Fam Lakthang (Drass)                    Merino           274+9 Alpine

3

Pashmina Goat Farm Khangral                               Pashmina             374+2

4

Angora Goat Farm Pashkum                                  Angora                    92

The strength of breeding Ram/Bucks distributed in the district for breeding ending 2/2011 are as under:

1.    With breeder on permanent basis            =1231

2.    At Centre/Field                                 =  160

3.    Under TSP                                        =   01

These Sheep and goats population is serviced through a chain of Sheep Extension Centres covering all total no of inhabited village in the District being 129 villages and the Block wise Sheep Centres are as under:-

S.No

Name of the Block

No of Centre

1

Drass

10  SEC

2

Kargil

 8   SEC+1 FAC

3

Shargole

 4   SEC

4

Trespone-G.M-Pure

 5   SEC+1 FAC

5

Sankoo

 6   SEC

6

Taisuru

 6   SEC

7

Chiktan

 7   SEC

8

Zanskar

 5   SEC

 

Total

51 SEC�s+2 FAC

Dosing/ vaccination/Dipping conducted during 2010-11 ending February 2011.

1.    Dosing against Endo-parasites                         =          2.450  lacs

2.    Dipping/Dusting against Ecto-parasites           =          1.471 Lacs

3.    Vaccination against infectious and

 Communicable Diseases                                              =       1.045 Lacs

4.    Cases Treated against Cont./Non Cont. disease=     0.400 lacs

5.     Castration(of scrub Rams/Bucks)                    =          0.403 lacs

6.    C.B.Projeny in field                                              =          0.358 lacs

Shearing Unit;-

            To provide Shearing facilities to the breeders a Shearing unit has been established and a nominal charges of Rs 5/ Sheep+ fuel charges is being charged. Shearing facilities were provided for shearing 1500 Sheep and the Government livestock.

Disease Investigation Laboratory Kargil:

            One Laboratory with laboratory officer and Laboratory Assistant is functioning in Kargil District. Preliminary diagnoses of disease among Sheep and Goats are being conducted here and during 2010-11, 7600 test different tests were conducted.

WHO IS WHO(SHEEP HUSBANDRY SECTOR KARGIL)

S.No

Name of the Officer

Designation

E-mail ID (Official)

Cell No       

1

Dr.Mohmmad Raza

District Sheep Husbandry Officer

shdkargil@gmai.com

09419176599

2

Dr.Iftikhar Hussain

Officer In-charge PGF Khangral

      -do-

09419176118

3

Dr.Niyaz Munshi

Sheep Dev. Officer KSF Khumbuthang.

      -do-

09419176233

4

Dr. Niyaz A lone

Block Veterinary Officer Shargole

      -do-

09419177004

5

Dr.Mohmmad Sadiq

Manager KSF

 Khumbuthang

     Nil

09419819049

6

Dr. Fida Hussain

I/c Block Veterinary Officer Trespone/Sankoo

      Nil

09469256511

7

Dr.Zakir Hussain

I/C Block Veterinary Officer Drass

      Nil

09419818947

For further information please contact:-

            District Sheep Husbandry Officer,

            Baroo Kargil.

            Email ID                                  shdkargil@gmail.com

            Tel/Fax (Office)                      01985232238

            Tel(Residence)                       01985232286

 

Source: Sheep  Department, Kargil