The history of animal husbandry in Bihar starts from the pre-independence era of year 1911. Originally it was a part of ‘Agricultural Department’ from which it separated in 1949. For a long time, the Animal Husbandry was dealing with Dairy Sector as well, but in the year 1985 the ‘Dairy Development Directorate’ got a separate entity for dealing with dairy sector. Since then the animal husbandry runs under a separate entity of animal husbandry and was annexed to the Animal & Fish Resources Department. Now it includes the activities covering Cattle, Buffalo, Pig, Sheep, Goat and Poultry.

Major responsibility of Animal Husbandry Directorate is administrative control of different programmes launched under Animal Husbandry sector.   Read more..