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Moo! Horoscope for cattle on the anvil

And now animals will have a horoscope but with a whiff of science. Horoscope for milk producing cattle is under the serious consideration of Ranchi's Birsa Agriculture University (BAU).

india Updated: Sep 24, 2006 01:24 IST
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And now animals will have a horoscope but with a whiff of science. Horoscope for milk producing cattle is under the serious consideration of Ranchi's Birsa Agriculture University (BAU).

The institute will prepare the horoscope and predict the newborn calf's potential to produce milk and about its future health.

"This will be a scientific horoscope which will be prepared on the basis of genes and chromosomes of the animals," said DK Singh, additional Director, BAU.

"The analysis of genes and chromosomes will help the Animal Husbandry Department to separate the high-milk-yielding animals from the low-yielding ones. Breeding will be done on the basis of such horoscopes," he said.

Experts say the genes of the animals would help identify its milk-producing capacity. The weak animals can be kept away from breeding.

"The scientific horoscope will help assess the potential milk productivity of female animals and the fertility of male ones," said LB Singh, a Professor of the university.