Bargur – Cattle Breed (Tamil:பர்கூர்/ Kannada:ಬರಗೂರು)
- Bargur breeds reared mostly in the forest areas of Bargur hills
- Generally, these indigenous breeds are in brown colour with white marking
- These Animals are in Medium Size but well built
- As like most of the indigenous cow, Bargur cow also poor milker
- But it (bullocks) well known for its speed and endurance in trotting in hilly areas
- Due to various reasons, Population of these bread reduced to 10,000
- Historically these breeds are reared by the Lingayaths of Bargur
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Exhibition of Bargur breed was held in Bargur hills Feb 2014 (Video)
Synonyms: Semmarai, Malayan
Registered breed accession number: INDIA_CATTLE_1800_BARGUR_03003
Home or breeding tract: Bargur hills in Bhavani taluk of Erode and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu in India.
Body: Well built, compact and medium in size.
Body colour: Brown colour with white markings. Some white or dark brown animal is also seen.
Forehead: Slightly prominent with a deep furrow between the roots of horns.
Muzzle: Reddish in colour
Horns: loser at root are inclined backwards, outward and upward with a forward curve; sharp at the tip. Medium in size and light brown in colour. Reddish in colour
Tail: With reddish switch
Hooves: Reddish in colour
Ability as draught purpose: Animals are very sensitive and fiery in disposition and are difficult to train.They are light inbuilt and are developed mainly for carrying out agricultural operations in the uneven and hilly terrain. Cattle of this breed are unsurpassed in speed and endurance in trotting.
The Imperial Council of Agricultural Research – 1941 (Bargur Breed)
These cattle are breed extensively in the bargur hills in Coimbatore district of the Madras province.
They are of the Mysore type of cattle but are smaller and more compact, and the forehead is not so prominent as in other Mysore breeds. They are very fiery and restive and difficult to train. For the spirit, the power of endurance and speed in trotting they are said to be unsurpassed.
The chief points to note are:- A long well-shaped head tapering towards and upwards, a moderate-size hump, compact body with well-arched ribs, a well-marked but fine dewlap, fairly tight sheath and a rather short tail.
Year Published: 1941
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