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.

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Naidu calls for preservation of NE's rich biodiversity - Nagaland Post

Nagaland Post Paper Clipping
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called for protecting and preserving the rich biodiversity of the North East region. The Vice President is on a days visit to Nagaland. After his arrival at the Dimapur airport, Naidu visited the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - National Research Centre on Mithun Jharnapani, around 25 kms from here. Interacting with the scientists of the institute, he urged them to accord priority to their research work. He also addressed a meeting at...

M. VENKAIAH NAIDU AT ICAR, JHARNAPANI, DIMAPUR

Follow this link to view the news coverage of, Honorable Vice President, Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu visiting ICAR-NRCM Jharnapani, Dimapur on Facebook covered by NLTV.  

Hon'ble Vice President of India visit on 7th October 2021 (Eastern Mirror 8th October 2021).

Hon'ble Vice President of India visit on 7th October 2021 (Eastern Mirror 8th October 2021 ).
  Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday encouraged innovative research to protect and conserve the rich biodiversity and livestock of the north-eastern region and make efforts to attract the educated youth towards the conservation of Mithun. Naidu, who is on a two day visit to Nagaland, headed to ICAR - National Research Centre on Mithun in Medziphema on arriving at the Dimapur Airport on Thursday morning. He called upon the scientists at the...

Visit of Hon'ble Vice President of India - Shri M Venkaiah Naidu - Oct. 07 2021

Visit of Hon'ble Vice President of India - Shri M Venkaiah Naidu - Oct. 07 2021
Due to the image compression used in the website, the images have been compressed to bad quality. Therefore, in order to view the images, kindly follow this facebook LINK and view via the post.   Hon’ble Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu visited ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland On 7 th October 2021 (Thursday), Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu visited ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Nagaland. On his maiden visit to...

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji-Farmers-Scientist interaction programme

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji-Farmers-Scientist interaction programme
On the occasion of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji-Farmers-Scientist interaction programme. The Farmers-Scientist interaction programme was organized by ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR-NRCM), Medziphema, Nagaland. Shri. Abi Yalie, Public leader and progressive farmer was the chief guest during the occasion. While delivering his lecture highlighted the importance of ICAR-NRCM, KVKs, SASRD, Nagaland University and Central Agricultural University and their...