Malpura, an indigenous sheep for mutton has been improved through intensive selection. Body weight at six month of age has been improved from 13.84 kg in 1974-75 to 25.74 kg in 2010-11. High genetic merit rams are being supplied to the farmers for genetic improvement of animals in the breed tract. The improvement in the farmer’s flock was 7.63 and 14.92 per cent at 6 month’s body weight and in first six monthly greasy fleece yield (GFY), respectively.
Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology 1