The KVK has a well developed dairy as a demonstration cum experimental unit. This dairy unit has about 96 Tharparkar animals.The breed is native of Thar Desert with home tract involving mainly Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur districts.The breed is acclimatized to arid conditions with all characters of good dairy animals.
In the starting, twenty one Tharparkar cattle were procured from Central Cattle Breeding Farm(CCBF), Suratgarh in the year 1986.They were maintained at Regional Research Station of CAZRI, Bikaner. These animals were later on shifted to KVK Campus of the main institute at Jodhpur in the year 1990 consequent to prolonged drought conditions at Bikaner.
At KVK, these animals were mainted for research-cum-demonstration purpose in collaboration with Division of Animal Studies. Initially, the animals were maintained in old sheep-goat sheds but later on shifted to newly constructed livestock shed in 1995.