Over the last two decades, Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala- Bidaj and Animal Breeding Centre- Salon have been the leading semen stations producing and supplying quality genetics for use in the artificial insemination programme implemented across the country. The two stations are now under the management of NDDB Dairy Services (NDS), New Delhi a wholly owned subsidiary of NDDB. Considering the requirement of frozen semen doses in the country, NDS recently set up two new stations at Alamadhi (Tamil Nadu) and Rahuri (Maharashtra) which are now fully operational.
The semen stations under SAG maintains more than 1000 high pedigreed bulls of HF, Jersey and various Indian breeds. In the recently concluded evaluation of semen stations by Dept of Animal Husbandry, Govt of India, Animal Breeding Centre- Salon and Alamadhi Semen Station were awarded as the top 2 semen stations in the country.
The SAG manufacturing facilities are the best in the country and have the following features:
- ISO 9001 certified.
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment which ensures high quality product being produced.
- Effective contamination control program which includes, HEPA air filtration, laminar air flow, etc.
- Objective quality evaluation devices- Computer Aided Semen Analyser (CASA) and flow cytometry.
- The best in the world bio-security protocols to ensure that the bulls are disease free.