Meet Yuvraj and Sultan, Haryana’s super bulls whose semen is worth lakhs of rupees
Sultan and Yuvraj are the centre of attraction at Kota’s agriculture fair because their semen fetches their owners more than Rs 150,000 per ejaculation.india Updated: May 25, 2017 20:07 IST
Yuvraj is no ordinary bull. Its seed fetches its owner Rs 150,000 for one ejaculation. The 9-year-old bull of Murrah breed drinks 20 litres of milk every day to stay fit and healthy. He has so far fathered more than 200,000 calves, his owner says.
Like him, Sultan, too, is a stud but it ejaculates more semen than Yuvraj and , therefore, makes its owner richer.
The two breeding bulls are the centre of attraction at the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet at Kota where their owners are displaying them to motivate farmers to rear bulls to make money out of their semen and to improve breed quality.
At a cattle fair in Karnal, Haryana, last year, a farmer offered Rs 9 crore to buy Yuvraj but his owner, 51-year-old Karamveer Singh of Sunariyo village in Kurukshetra, refused to part with the bull.
“I bought him for Rs 54,000 seven years ago; it has given me millions of rupees and there’s an emotional connection, too. I cannot sell him for any price,” he says.
Similarly, a cattle farmer from South Africa offered Rs 21 crore for Sultan but his owner, Naresh Beniwal, declined the offer.
Yuvraj weighs 1,500 kg and is 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has been National Livestock Champion 24 times for his vital statistics. Sultan is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and has won the championship six times, the last being in 2013.
One ejaculate of these bulls is around 6 millilitre of semen from which 600 doses are prepared through scientific dilution. Each dose costs around Rs 250.
Yuvraj produces around 45,000 doses every year and Sultan, 54,000.
“We spend around 200,000 every year on their upkeep, health care and vaccines,” said Beniwal, a farmer from Kethal in Haryana. “The bulls need a lot of milk and cattle feed and need to be bathed at least thrice a day to keep them healthy,” he added.
The owners of these bulls have employed 4-5 people to look after their priced possessions.
Yuvraj and Sultan, they add, are sought after for their semen by farmers who want a good breed of buffalo for dairy farming. This breed of buffaloes, Singh said, produce more than 20 litres of milk every day.
First Published: May 25, 2017 13:54 IST