Deep Frozen Semen Production Centre Shyampur Rishikesh is located at Rishikesh-Haridwar Highway and is 08 KM from Rishikesh and 17 KM from Haridwar.
The frozen semen laboratory was established in 1983-84 by the state Government of Uttar Pradesh. Subsequently, a new frozen semen laboratory was established with assistance from NDDB in the year 1998, which was handed over to the Department of Animal Husbandry on 31-08-98.The center was transferred to Uttarakhand Livestock Development Board (ULDB) by the Animal Husbandry Department, Govt. Of Uttarakhand in November, 2002 under the National Project for Cattle & Buffalo Breeding and is since being managed by the ULDB.
The total area of the center is 98.715 acres with a complete boundary wall along the perimeter of the entire farm ensuring strict biosecurity. The total land available for fodder production is 65 acres and is fully irrigated. Two tube wells are in place for irrigation of complete farm land.
It is the sole bovine semen production station for the State of Uttarakhand. This unit has been accredited as Grade ‘A’ Semen Station by the Central Monitoring Unit of Govt. Of India.It is also a ISO 9001 certified unit. The Laboratory is well equipped with latest instruments and latest technologies are being used for producing quality frozen semen. At present a total of 151 breeding bulls of different breeds like HF 100%, Jersey 100%, CBHF, CBJY, Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, Gir, Hariana, Badri and Murrah Buffalo maintained at the station are of high genetic merit. Random samples of ejaculates of frozen semen produced at the laboratory undergo battery of Quality Control Tests before being dispatched for distribution. This semen station supplies frozen semen to all the Artificial Insemination Centres of the State (Govt. and Private) of Uttarakhand. This semen station also supplies frozen semen to other States as per demand.
The Deep Frozen Semen Production Center also houses laboratory for producing Sex Sorted Semen (under RGM) which has became operational since March 2019. Sex Sorted Semen are being supplied to the A.I centres of State and to other State for Artificial Insemination. Sex Sorted Semen are being produced with the purity of 90 %.Check MPRS