Jalna: The national fair of animals to be held in Jalna in February 2 to 4, Minister of State for Dairy Development Arjun Khotkar said on Sunday.
Khotkar further said that Yuvraj and Sultan, the two most-sought-after bulls from Haryana, will be the major attraction at the fair. The exchange of cattle will boost breeding potential of milch animals, he added.
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The state government has allotted Rs 5 crore towards preparation of the gathering. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will attend the inaugural event, apart from state ministers.
Animals like horses, goats, donkeys, camels, elephants, cows, bulls, buffaloes and various species of birds would be exhibited and sold by traders at the fair, to be held on 100-acre land in New Modha area, during three day fair.
According to sources, Yuvraj and Sultan, produce high quality semen which is sought after by farmers for breeding their cattle to boost dairy business.
Reportedly, the semen of the two bulls costs more than a lakh per ejaculation.