Dual breeds

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DUAL PURPOSE BREEDS OF CATTLE : 

DUAL PURPOSE BREEDS OF CATTLE

Ongole : 

Ongole Synonym: Nellore Mainly found in Nellore, Krishna, Godavari and Guntur district of A.P. Distuinguishing Characters: Large , heavy & muscular Broad forehead with stumpy horns

Ongole : 

Ongole Well developed & erct hump Popular colour white Males are dark grey at extremities Milk yield –1500 kgs Bullocks are powerful for cart work and heavy ploughing Maintained at Govt. farm, Guntur In Brazil rapidly becoming major beef breed

Hariana : 

Hariana Mainly found in Karnal, Hisar and Gurgaon district of Haryana, Delhi and western M.P Distuinguishing Characters: Proportionamte body, compact graceful appearance Head carried high, horns short, curving inward upward & stumpy

Hariana : 

Hariana Narrow face, flat forehead Udder capacious ,extends well forward Legs – moderately long & lean Tail- short, thin Milk yield –1140 -4500 kgs Bullocks are powerful for road transport and rapid ploughing Pedigree herds maintained at some govt. farms

Kankrej : 

Kankrej Mainly found in Guajrat Distuinguishing Characters: One of the heaviest Indian breed Broad chest,forehead dished in centre Strong curved horns accompanied by skin upto some length Powerful body ,straight back

Kankrej : 

Kankrej Hump well developed, moderately developed dewlap Colour- male silver grey,iron grey or black, females colour markings are lighter Gait- swai chal Bullocks are fast, active and strong. Good for plough and cart purpose Milk yield – Under village condition :1300 kgs               – Under commercial farms : 3600 kgs Age at first calving -36 to 42 months Calving interval – 15 to 16 months Mostly maintained at Anand

Deoni : 

Deoni Synonym- Dongarpatti Mainly found in North western and western parts of A.P. Allied to Dangi cattle of Maharashtra Distuinguishing Characters: Resembles gir breed, less pronounced forehead

Deoni : 

Deoni Horns- characteristic outward & backward curve Colour- black & white or red& white with irregular patches or spots Deep chest, well arched ribs, straight back Cows are good milk producers and bullocks are good for work Avg. milk yield- 900 kg, upto 1800 kg if well maintained

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