Sanjay Choudhary
M.V.Sc Scholar, LPM Section, NDRI, Karnal
M.V.Sc, Animal Genetic Breeding, CVAS, Bikaner, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner
Nitin Raheja
Ph.D., VGO, LPM Section, NDRI, Karnal
M.L. Kamboj
Principal Scientist, LPM Section, NDRI, Karnal


India is the rich repository of goat genetic resources with 28 recognized breeds with higher proportion of the non-descriptive or mixed breeds. The poor man’s cow i.e. goat has tremendous potential to be projected as the ‘Future Animal’ for the rural and landless farmers under the changing agro-climatic conditions and diminishing resources in India. Therefore, the proper breeding strategy needs to be adopted after recognizing those forces that drives goat production system for high productivity in India.

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