Touched by the hospitality and goodwill it received across the Brazil and, a 17-member Indian delegation — the first ever progressive farmers from Telugu states — has returned from Brazil today with a renewed desire for the promotion of Desi (Zebu )Indian cattle breeds. The team visited the Expo Zebu 2017 at Fernando Costa Park, Uberaba city, Brazil from on April 29, 2017. The Expo concluded on May 5, 2017.
The delegation led by ANKUSH, a nonprofit organisation, includes by noted personalities in the Livestock sector including Members of National Livestock Mission B Venu Gopal & Ghanshyam. Telangana Energy Minister G Jagadeesh Reddy led the delegation. Farmers from Andhra Pradesh and Delhi along with Suresh Reddy General Secretary, ANKUSH,Telangana were part of the delegation.
The tour included Farm Tours; Personalised itineraries to farms, insemination centres, and others associated with the Brazilian Cattle project. With the theme ‘New Paths to New Results’, this edition of ExpoZebu showcased to the world several sustainable business integrating partnerships and presence of zebu animals in different tropical countries.
Indian delegation received huge response at Expo Zebu and met with Brazil Agriculture Minister Blario Maggi and other senior Brazilian dignitaries such as ABCZ President Arnaldo, Former Food supply Minister Joao Cruz reis Filho.
Telangana Energy Minister Jagadeesh Reddy said, “ It was really a great honour to see the livestock development in Brazil especially with Indian cattle Breeds. Meeting with Brazil Agriculture Minister Blario Maggi at Uberaba was also very productive and we discussed the technological partnerships in the livestock development, energy, agriculture and other areas went well.”
“ANKUSH” a pioneer not-for-profit based in Hyderabad, a member in UN FAO Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, is working for propagating, conserving and improving historic “Indigenous Cattle” – “The Pride of India”. “ANKUSH” ongoing efforts of Conservation and Development of 27 Indigenous Cattle breeds to preserve the India’s rich genetic diversity.
There is a lot of craze for the Brazil cattle and Genetics which were originally taken from India. Indian farmers demanding up gradation of Indian cattle with the best Brazil genetics to upgrade the local cattle in India.
The event was attended by international delegates from around 30 countries Angola, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama and Turkey.