Topic : Indigenous dairy breeds of cattle

Topic : Indigenous dairy breeds of cattle


1. Sahiwal
  • Best indigenous dairy breed : 
  • Another Name of Breed known as {Source: https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}
    • Lola (loose skin) 
    • Lambi Bar 
    • Montgomery {Asked in IBPS AFO 2014}
    • Multani
    • Teli
  • Originated : Montgomery region  (Asked in BHU General Agriculture 2016)
  • Colour : 
    •  reddish dun or pale red, sometimes flashed with white patches.
  • Heavy breed with symmetrical body having loose skin.
  • Average milk yield of this breed : 1400 and 2500 kg per lactation. {Asked in IBPS AFO 2013}
  • Age at first calving ranges :  37 to 48 months 
  • Calving interval : 430 to 580 days.
2. Red Sindhi

  • Another Name of Breed known as
    • Red Karachi and 
    • Sindhi and 
    • Mahi.
  • Originated : Karachi and Hyderabad (Pakistan) regions  
  • Colour : 
    • red with shades varying from dark red to light, strips of white.
  • Average milk yield ranges from 1250 to 1800 kg per lactation.
  • Age at first calving ranges 39-50 months {Asked in IBPS AFO 2016}
  • Inter calving period from 425-540 days.
3. Gir

  • Another Name of Breed known as
    • Bhadawari
    • Desan 
    • Gujarati
    • Kathiawari 
    • Surati 
  • This is known for its hardiness and disease resistance {Source: https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}
  • Originated : Gir forests of South Kathiawar in Gujarat 
  • Colour : 
    •  white with dark red or chocolate-brown patches 
  • Horns are peculiarly curved, giving a ‘half moon’ appearance.{Asked in IBPS AFO 2013}
  • Average milk yield ranges from 1200-1800 kgs per lactation.
  • Age at first calving 45-54 months and inter calving period from 515 to 600 days.{Asked in IBPS AFO 2017}
{Source: https://www.agricoachingdelhi.in/}