Livestock subsector is important not only to farm families but to national economy as well. While the government owned different farms and breeding centers are established as resource centers of superior genetic materials needed to increase farm production and productivity National Livestock Breeding Office, Pokhara is one of the major resource centers of superior genetic materials under Department of Livestock Services (DLS). The office was formed by the union of the then Livestock Development farm, Pokhara and the then National Livestock Breeding Center, Pokhara. Before the union of these two offices, they had been contributing in the livestock development sector in the country by their own separate activities. These two separate offices have now been united to provide the services like semen production and distribution, liquid nitrogen production and distribution and other assistance for Artificial insemination and as a resource center of superior genetic materials (Murrah Bull, Chicks, Piglets, Boer Bucks, Forage saplings etc) as well.
Per-capita availability of milk , meat and egg in Nepal is remarkably low in comparison to the experts' as well as different internationally renowned organizational recommendation and per capita consumption of the same also is far below in many developed countries all over the world. Milk, meat and egg production thus needs to be increased through increased livestock productivity. Artificial Insemination (AI) is one of the most important tools of animal breeding for genetic improvement and has also been given a top priority programme by the Department of Livestock Services as well as National Livestock Breeding Office, Pokhara. National Livestock Breeding Office (NLBO), Pokhara has been shouldering the responsibility of running/supporting AI program throughout the country. Hence, genetic superiority and environmental factors together determine production potential of an animal or bird. NLBO, Pokhara has been trying its best bearing its responsibility of producing different genetic materials of high genetic merit chiefly by means of quality semen production/distribution and by producing/distributing highly productive seed livestock and chicks.