Despite several advantages over natural breeding processes, artificial insemination has certain limitations.
It requires well trained operators and special equipment. One needs to undertake training in order to carry out the procedure.
It necessitates the knowledge of the structure and function of reproduction on the part of the operator.
Improper cleaning of the instruments and unhygienic conditions may lead to lower fertility.
The market for the bulls is reduced while that for the superior germplasm is increased.
The selection of the sire should be very rigid in all respect.
Preservation and transportation of semen are difficult under severe climatic conditions like those prevailing in most parts of India.
AI requires more labor and infrastructure facilities.
Thus, it can be concluded from the above discussion that AI is a useful technique for increasing the productivity of indigenous animals but its use injudicious and efficient manner is necessary for the well being of farmers in our country.
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