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J&K State is ideally suited for rearing of sheep and goats owing to its agro-climatic and geo-physical conditions. The pastoral area of state lie both in sub-tropical zone of Jammu, temperate, sub-alpines and alpine areas of both Jammu and Kashmir divisions. Nature which has bestowed this state with high mountains to low hills and vast meadows, provide enormous scope and excellent atmosphere for sheep and goat rearing.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The main aims and objectives of the department are:
To improve the production of wool and mutton both qualitatively and quantitatively so as to improve the socio- economic status of sheep rearing communities on one hand and to meet the demand of wool and mutton to maximum level on other hand by way of extensive cross breeding programme.
To study the problems of Sheep Husbandry Sector in respect of feeding, management & Disease control and to implement the programmes accordingly.