Welcome to National Research Centre on Mithun

The ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun was established in June 1988 in the state of Nagaland under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide impetus on the research work on Mithun (Bos frontalis). Mithun, a ruminant species belonging to family Bovidae and assumed to be the domesticated form of wild gaur (Bos gaurus) is indigenous to the eastern Himalayas and referred as ‘sacrificial ox’ of the North-Eastern Region of India. It plays an important role in the traditional and rituals of the vast tribal population of this region.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun has been playing key roles in conservation, breeding and health management of this magnificent species. The scientists of this Institute, in the past 28 years, have generated significant scientific information and developed many farmers’ friendly technologies and a package of practices for making mithun husbandry a sustainable commercial venture.

Success Stories

Implementation of Cent Percent Artificial Insemination in the Institute Mithun Farm

Implementation of Cent Percent Artificial Insemination in the Institute Mithun Farm
Shy nature of mithun bull and a less pronounced estrous sign of mithun female make semen collection and artificial insemination (AI) in mithun a tiresome task. Nevertheless, AI is an important step for the implementation of any genetic improvement programme. A team of Scientists of Animal Physiology and Reproduction section developed a protocol for the freezing of mithun semen using controlled bio-freezer. In order to address the problem of detection of estrus in mithun, successfully validated the ‘Ovsynch’ protocol for timed AI. Subsequently, collection of semen using artificial vagina was also satandarized. During this year, in order to implement 100% AI in the Mithun Farm, estrus synchronization and timed AI was introduced. Estrus synchronization of 28 mithun cows was carried out. Out of these animals 24 (85.71%) exhibited estrus behavior. 19 animals were inseminated with frozen thawed Mithun and 14 (73.68%) were confirmed as pregnant on the basis of nonreturn rate and per-rectal examination. Till March 2017, 11 AI inseminated cows were calved producing 09 female and 2 male calves. The efforts are also being made to implement AI in the farmers herd.

Pages

News and Announcements

ICAR-NRC on Mithun registered two designs.

ICAR-NRC on Mithun registered two designs.
  We are happy to inform you that under the initiative of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, registered two design at Patent office namely on “HUMANE CHICKEN KILLING CONE (Design No. 330515-001, dated 27/06/2020)” and “POULTRY MAIZE FEEDER (Design No. 330514-001, dated 27/06/2020). Congratulation to Dr. Debojyoti Borkotoky and his team for their great achievement.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland.
  Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Khonoma Village, Kohima, Nagaland on 12 Feb 2021. Organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village.

Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village.
Technology awareness cum TSP Input distribution programme at Dzudza Village, Kohima, Nagaland on 11 Feb 2021. Organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks

Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks
    ICAR-NRC on  Mithun conducted a Webinar on “Intellectual Property Rights with special emphasis on Copyright and Trademarks” on the 10th February, 2021. The webinar was part of the Intellectual Technology Management Unit (ITMU) initiative of of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, towards capacity building with the objectives to educate and to create awareness about IPR issues particularly copy right and trademarks among the scientific community. Dr. M. H Khan , Director, ICAR-NRC on...

Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Inputs Distribution

Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) Inputs Distribution
          ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland conducted a “Technology Awareness cum Animal Health Camp and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) inputs distribution programme at Nzau village of Peren district Nagaland on 6th February, 2021. Mithun the unique bio-resource of North East India is traditionally reared under free range eco-system thereby making them more prone to diseases and predator attacks. ICAR-NRC on Mithun has developed the semi-intensive...