Alambadi – cattle breed (Bull/Cow)

Alambadi Cattle (Bull/Cow) (Tamil:)

Alambadi breeding tract: Dharmapuri, Salem and Erode districts of Tamil Nadu.

Alambadi Cattle – Breeding status: Conservation

Country: India

Home or breeding tract: Alambadi cattle (cow/ bull) belongs to Dharmapuri, Salem and Erode districts of Tamil Nadu


Body: Alambadi bull is More massive and of larger built.

Body colour: These cattle are Dark Grey and Grey.

Markings over body: White markings can be spotted in the forehead, limb and tail of Alambadi breed cattle.

Skin: Tight

Head: Dark

Forehead: Prominent

Face: Narrow

Ears: Small, pointed

Neck: Dark

Dewlap: Thick

Shoulder hump: Big and dark

Penis sheath flap: Very small

Horns: Extend in a backwards direction to end in sharp points.

Production traits: Alambadi Cow is Poor milkers as like most of the Indigenous cattle breeds.

Ability as draught purpose: Alambadi bullocks are active, hardy and subsist on scanty ration. They are not fast trotters but suitable for the heavy draught.

Anything else: They are bred in the hilly tract and reared mostly on forest grazing.

Source: allpaedia

Need Support:

We are currently searching for additional photographs and information on this breed. If you have materials which we could borrow or if you know of a potential source please contact us using the comment form below.


Exhibition of Alambadi cattle in Salem Apr’ 2015 (Video):

Video Source: News 7

The Imperial Council of Agricultural Research – 1941

PS: 1941B.C Published material regarding Alambadi breed by “Imperial Council of Agricultural Research”

These(Alambadi breed) cattle are bred in the hilly tracts of South Salem and North Coimbatore districts of Madras Province adjoining the Mysore State and are reared mostly on forest grazing. It is doubtful whether these animals should be considered as representing a pure breed or an offshoot of the Hallikar breed of Mysore.

The male stock is generally sold as yearlings at big fairs to ryots who rear and sell them as work cattle. They are very active and hardy animals and can live on scanty rations. They are in good demand for cart and mhote work and should be regarded as purely a draught breed.  The cows are poor milkers.

The chief characteristics are :- The dark grey or black colouration of the bull and the grey and broken colours of the cows, the long narrow head with prominent bulging forehead and the long sweeping horns which backwards and upwards, a fair deep body with well-arched ribs, a well-developed hump and broad and thick dewlap, a tail of medium length and tapering to a black switch.  In the south of the tract, the Bulls are os a loose build, with a large dewlap extending to the sheath. The sheath is rather pendulous and the hindquarters drooping. In the north, the bulls are more compact and active-looking and bear a closer resemblance to the Halikar. They have a smaller dewlap, and the sheath is not sp pendulous.

Author F.WARE

Year Published : 1941

[mlink subhd=”Bargur Cattle Breed” link=””]Read more aboutBargur [/mlink]

[mlink subhd=”Umblachery Cattle Breed” link=””]Read more aboutUmblachery [/mlink]

[mlink subhd=”Puliakulam Cattle Breed” link=””]Read more about Puliakulam [/mlink]

Read More: Other Native cattle

For More information and purchase on different indigenous breeds

Alambadi Cattle | Amrit Mahal Cattle | Bachaur cattle | Bargur Cattle | Gir Breed |Kasaragod Dwarf Cattle | Kherigarh Cattle | Krishna Valley cattle | Malnad Gidda Cattle | Mewati Breed | Ongole breed cattle | Ponwar Breed | Pulikulam Cattle | Umblachery Cattle | Vechur Cattle Breed

Bargur – cattle breed (Cow / Bull)

Read More: Native Dog breed

For More information on Indian native dog breeds.

Banjara Greyhound | Bully kutta mastiff  | Chippiparai Hound | Gaddi Kutta mastiff | Indian Spitz | Jonangi breed | Kanni hound dog  | Kombai/Combai hound dog  | Mudhol Hound | Pandikona Hound | Rajapalayam Hound  | Rampur Hound

Puliakulam/ Pulikulam – cattle breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Also Read : Other Blog

How to Recognise Native British Cattle Breeds | The American Bison  | Recognized indigenous cattle breeds of India | List of Bos Indicus Breeds – Zebu Breed | First Domesticated Cattle in the World : Origin of Modern Cows Traced | 40 million cows to get Aadhaar like number at cost of Rs 50 crore in 1st phase : Budget 2018 | Registration of livestock/poultry breeds rises to 169: Govt | Chennai to host expo of indigenous native cattle breeds on Jan 6 and 7. | Kerala Sets up a special reproduction centre to help grow Vechur cattle population | Andhra pradesh well poised to become a seed hub, says Bill Gates | Using Cow Dung of Indigenous Breeds, This Farmer Makes Lakhs from Organic Papaya | Kampala to host 2017 livestock show | Cargill to plough millions into animal nutrition business in India | Supreme Court issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on PETA plea against jallikattu | Haryana govt plans PGs for cattle to boost milk production | Molecular Characterisation of Rathi and Tharparkar Indigenous Cattle (Bos indicus) | Embryo transfer technology to be used to carry out 440 embryo transfers in cattle in 9 days | ‘Rettamalai Ondikaruppu’ Temple Bull , is no more | Decline in indigenous cow breeds: NGT summons official | Maharashtra moos to boost desi/Indigenous cow varieties | Soon desi cow’s milk will be sold through medical stores: Warns Rajasthan minister | Telangana ties up with Brazil to improve Desi milk production | Project Mooo: supporting India’s dairy farmers with sustainable technology | Government allocates ₹2.5 cr. for protection of native cattle breeds | Project to preserve indigenous cattle – Karnataka.| Alanganallur was the most crowded village today in India! | Tamils Gathered in America, To show Support Jallikattu!! |

Umblachery – cattle breed ( Cow/ Bull)




  • puppy123Ml

    February 4, 2017

    Thank you for sharing excellent informations. Your website is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you’ve on this blog. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched everywhere and simply could not come across. What an ideal web-site.

    • admin

      February 4, 2017

      hi puppy123ml,
      Thanks for your appreciation.

  • allow

    September 10, 2017

    Hi there і am kavin, its my fіrst оccasion tо
    commenting anywheгe, when i read this piece of writing i thought i could also make comment due to this good post.

  • Arun Dhanaraju

    April 16, 2018

    Breed Availability Details please !

    • admin

      April 16, 2018

      Hi Arun.
      Kindly mail you requirement to the following Id :
      Thank you!

  • Mosestub

    April 24, 2018

    I’m amazed. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who understands just as much about the topic. You need to make a career of it, really, impressive blog

  • Mosestub

    April 24, 2018

    I have found quite a lot of helpful information on your website this page in particular. Many thanks for sharing.

  • Mosestub

    April 24, 2018

    It is my first time visiting your site and I am very interested. Thank you for sharing and keep up 😉

    • admin

      May 10, 2018

      Thanks for the Apperception @Mosestub.

  • Mosestub

    May 11, 2018

    This is a really great resource!So much helpful info and handy suggestions, thanks a lot =)

  • Mosestub

    May 19, 2018

    Thank you for sharing, I always discover new things from your posts.


Leave a Reply