The board is an autonomous body, having its headquarters at Dehradun is set up under the Centrally sponsored National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding and is registered under the Societies Regn. Act 1860. The board is the sole agency for the production and supply of quality frozen semen doses (as per MSP norms of GOI); procurement and supply of Liquid Nitrogen through the establishment of a state LN2 grid; and all other inputs related to the successful field delivery of Artificial Insemination. In addition to this the board also procures and supplies buffalo and cow bulls for establishment of Natural breeding centers in an organized manner in the remote mountainous regions of the state. The board also looks after the various fodder development initiatives of the Department of animal husbandry. In line with the national objective of conserving and propagating the indigenous breeds of cattle, the board is using the Embryo Transfer Technology for conservation and propagation of Red Sindhi breed of cattle.
Another autonomous institution established solely for addressing issues related to the development of small ruminants and rabbits.
In order to address issues involving the welfare and humane treatment of animals this board has been established as per the recommendations of the GOI.
The state of Uttarkhand has a complete ban on the slaughter of cow and its progeny. A separate Ayog has been constituted as per the directives of the central government for the same.
With the purpose of regulating animal health services and related issues, the council has been set up under the Veterinary Council of India Act 1981.