Pulikulam Cattle Research Station was established under NADP scheme on “Establishment of Genetic Resource Centre for conservation of Indigenous Cattle Breeds of Tamil Nadu – Pulikulam” in the year 2017 at Manamadurai, Sivaganga district. Total land area of this station is 44 acres and this research station is maintaining 39 Pulikulam cows and 5 Pulikulam Bulls. Fodder crops like CO5, COFS 29, Desmanthus, Agathi and subabul are being cultivated in 7 acres of land to meet out green fodder requirement of animals.
This research station is located in Mangulam village of Manamadurai Block in the Manamadurai to Thayamangalam road at a latitude of N 9 41’ 49.35 and longitude of E 78 30’47.49.
The administrative building of this Research station was inaugurated by Honorable minister of Animal Husbandry, Government of Tamil Nadu Thiru Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan on 21.11.2019.
This unit has 39 Pulikulam cattle.
We are maintaining female and bull calves born in this station. Bull calves are being sold regularly to the needy farmers
Five elite Pulikulam bulls are being maintained at this station for natural service.
Green fodders like Co5, COFS-29, Desmanthus and tree fodders like agathi and subapul are cultivated in 7 acres of land to meet out the green fodder requirement of animals.
Research on Evolving Feeding strategies to augment performance of Pulikulam Cattle is being undertaken.
Pulikulam Cattle Research Station,
Manamadurai- 630 606