Our key operations include Semen production, Embryo production, Fodder production, Animal sales and Training. All these activities are targeted to achieve the organization’s objective.

  • Semen production
  • Embryo production
  • Fodder Production
  • Animal Sales
  • Bull Evaluation
  • Training
  • Other Activities

Semen Production

Our core operation is Frozen Semen production & Sales, where we provide high genetic merit bulls’ frozen semen. HGM bulls of cattle breeds-Holstein Friesian, Jersey, HF & JY Crossbreds, Amritmahal, Gir, Hallikar, Haryana, Kangayam, Kankarej, Khillar, Ongole, Ponganur, Rathi, Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Vechur, as well as buffalo breeds- Jaffarabadi, Murrah, Pandharpuri, are available at our station.

Since its inception, we have made significant progress and a variety of reproductive technologies have become commonplace, with notable effects. Superior gains with frozen semen are accomplished by keeping high genetic merit bulls at the semen stations and providing quality AI semen doses. There is a greater breadth of surveillance for health, biosecurity, resource efficiency, and production maximization.

As a professionally managed semen station that closely complies with the Minimum Standards Protocols (MSP), we have necessary bio-security procedures in place to produce disease-free semen, which is the foundation of any genetic enhancement program. As a result, we manufacture quality frozen semen to assure improved fertility and faster genetic advancement.

Artificial insemination has long been utilized as a strategy for quick genetic improvement of the country’s cow stock. In the current context, where the country is working to close the demand-supply gap for milk, expanded use of AI is critical to improving the productivity of dairy animals in the country. NDDB Dairy Services Semen Stations have played an important role in steering our country to evolve as the top milk-producing nation in the world.

Breeding operations in the country are constrained by operational restrictions, therefore semen production stations must equip themselves with the technology to analyze and process semen so that there is little deterioration in its intrinsic fertility. The cost of producing a high-quality product includes both financial and human resources. As a result, the time has come to create more efficient and effective structures that focus on providing value to the product while minimizing expenses.

Given the foregoing, our semen production facility attempts to establish and constantly revalidate semen collecting and processing processes that use acceptable viability parameters that are compatible with guidelines. Furthermore, our in-house quality audit and successful application of quality management systems contribute to continuous product and service improvement, resulting in increased customer satisfaction. This guarantees that a high-quality product is continually developed and supplied via careful planning and execution.

During 2021-22, the station produced 13.5 million semen doses and sold 19.2 million semen doses, which are the highest for any semen station in the country. Semen doses were also exported to countries like Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Egypt, Kenya and Bangladesh.

Over the last four decades, Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala has remained the major supplier of quality frozen semen doses of indigenous breeds in the country. The semen doses are supplied to agencies involved in improvement and multiplication of these breeds. During 2021-22, the organization produced and sold around 33.4 lakh semen doses of different indigenous breeds.

The semen station has been awarded with the Government of India’s Certificate of Merit for being country’s  Grade “A”  semen station during 2017-18 evaluations.


Embryo transfer technology has been extensively utilized for bull production programmes. NDDB and Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala did the pioneering work in Embryo Transfer Technology. The first ET project ‘Cattle Herd Improvement for Increased Productivity Using Embryo Transfer Technology’ was established in 1987. The first buffalo calf from frozen thawed embryo was born in 1991.

Embryo transfer is a technique by which embryos are collected from a donor female and are transferred to recipient females, which serve as surrogate mothers for the remainder of the pregnancy. The donor is a genetically superior female (cattle and buffalo) and the recipient female may not be genetically superior.
There are two methods of producing embryos; one is in-vivo (within the body) and another is the in-vitro (outside the body) production of embryos.

Embryo transfer technology (ETT) is available with doorstep service. Choose your next-generation ET-born cows from a selection of donors and sires of your choice.

We adopt the latest technologies in Embryo transfer to assure an increase in the reproduction rate of superior female dairy animals and to produce high milch yielders. Our experts are well-equipped in state-of-art procedures and update themselves regularly to be at the forefront of new discoveries in the field.


Gir cow with its calves born through embryo transfer

Calves born through vitrified embryos from a single flush

Fodder Production

The organization holds agricultural and non-agricultural land in 11 villages spread over three talukas of Ahmadabad and Kheda districts. These lands are utilised exclusively for fodder production to meet the nutrient requirement of animals and to produce / multiply fodder seeds.

The economics and viability of an animal production system largely depends on its fodder production programmes. Better resource gement and farm mechanization have led to an increase in the fodder yield, despite the challenges posed by adverse climate, soil and water salinity. During the year 2017-18, 10.064 MT of green fodder was produced.

Other initiatives taken up in fodder production include:

  • Introduction of new crop varieties

Varietal trials with crops like sugar beet and inter cropping of Hybrid Napier with cowpea and oats were taken up with promising results.

  • Farm mechanization

Machines having attachments like reaper, reaper binder and sprayer, ideal for small land holdings were introduced. Imported machines were also modified for customized operations like hay lining and bailing of fodder crops. Introduction of such machines have helped Gaushala to achieve total mechanization of fodder production activities

  • Introduction of Perennial Fodder Crops

To increase per hectare production Perennial fodder crops like Hy. Napier (BNH-10) taken up in approx. 3 acre area at Bidaj farm. The area will be increased up to 25 acres to cater the need of animals particularly in summers.

Animal Sales

With SAG Live, farmers will be able to get superior quality true to the breed female animals. Farmers can choose animal as per their requirement in terms of milk production and management practices. These certified disease-free females which can further be improved by use of “SAG” Branded Frozen Semen Doses. This will result in better yield, faster genetic improvement, and economic upliftment of millions of farmers of our country. Farmers will have the option to choose animals from all major breeds of our country such as Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Tharparkar, HF, Jersey as well as HF and Jersey crossbred with Gir and Sahiwal. Through SAG Live, we are truly committed to improve the socioeconomic condition of dairy farmers at the most grassroots level.

We have an extensive bull evaluation program that focuses on providing a reliable source of performance-evaluated, tested and proven bulls.

Prospective buyers will be provided reliable data on individual bulls and it will be available to them prior to the sale. This information will be available across the market and has proven to be beneficial to Indian farmers.


Over the last several decades, India’s livestock industry has emerged as an engine of agricultural expansion, fueled by technical progress and supported by infrastructure and institutions, resulting in improved nutritional security and a reduction in rural poverty. Having stated that, good output and reproduction are two crucial components for making dairy farming/business lucrative.

A variety of innovative reproductive technologies have been adopted to improve dairy cow reproductive performance. One of the most significant reproductive technologies used by the dairy sector is artificial insemination. Artificial insemination (AI) is highly important in a country like India, where the supply of quality males (sires) is insufficient and has become a serious impediment to the growth of dairy animals.

We conduct several trainings in reproductive technologies for the benefit of the upcoming generation. These sessions are conducted by our experts in the various NDDB training centres.



Course Name Minimum Qualification Duration (Days) No of Participants Venue Remarks

Sales of AI Consumables:

We offer a full range of AI consumables in the form of high-quality standard AI guns, sheaths, forceps, straw cutters, and other spares for an accurate and scientific insemination processes. We can supply a complete line of high-quality A.I. equipment and supplies across the length and breadth of the country. Distributors and individuals both can place orders by contacting us at sales@sagbidaj.org.

Ethno Veterinary Medicine Practices (EVM):

EVM is a holistic practice that involves local people’s knowledge, skills, methods, sociocultural structures, and environment associated with practices and beliefs about the care of their animal’s healthcare and husbandry. EVM is generally cost-effective, environment-friendly, and sustainable for a specific area. The knowledge is acquired through practical experience and has traditionally been passed down orally from generation to generation. We at Alamadhi Semen Station are not only putting this traditional knowledge to practice but also taking up the social responsibility to preserve, propagate and integrate this ancient traditional way of life into our daily activities.

Vermicomposting: A sustainable solution to improve soil quality and reduce input cost

Soils should be alive and home to millions of beneficial bacteria and other microorganisms to make them healthy and for crops to yield well. Agriculture based on indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers will gradually degrade the soil quality ultimately impacting the crop yield output. Vermicomposting produces fertilizer and soil conditioner which has a high porosity, water-holding capacity, and nutrient status. It has great potential as organic fertilizer with effectiveness like fertilizers. This process also generates high biomass of manure worms, which can also add up, to the financial value. We understand the necessity to reduce the burden of organic agricultural waste management and thus adopted vermicomposting as a means for a faster system for breaking down organic waste than traditional composting approaches, allowing effective management of large organic waste burdens.

Biogas Production: Our commitment to “Climate and Clean Air Solution”

Biogas is a fully renewable and environmentally friendly fuel that can help to reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared with fossil fuel use. We can use Biogas for many purposes as transportation fuel, natural gas, and also as energy for several industries. On our way to be the country’s “First Carbon Footprint Free Semen Station,” we have installed an 80 MT unit for biogas production as a means to boost our “Circular Economy”. This Biogas Unit has made our semen station completely self-sufficient in terms of “Clean Energy Production” by cutting down methane emissions and producing renewable energy, making it a smart and valuable climate and clean air energy solution.

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