Category: Karnataka

Hallikar Breed

(Kannada:ಹಳ್ಳಿಕಾರ್) The Hallikar is one of the very famous Bos indicus breed from south Indian state, Karnataka. They are densely populated in the areas like Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, Tumkur, Bangalore, Kolar and Chitradurga district of Karnataka. Its believed that Hallikar is originated from the other famous breed from the same belt “Amritmahal”. People from south […]

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Distribution of Native Breeds of Karnataka

Distribution of Native Breeds of Karnataka

Karnataka has six indigenous cattle breeds of which the Deoni cattle breed is the only dual breed. Deoni male animals are used for ploughing and transportation, whereas cows yield up to 1,500 kg of milk per lactation. As the state does not have any prominent milch breed, the dairy farmers use crossbred cattle for milk […]

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Deoni cattle

Deoni cattle

Deoni cattle (Kannada:ದೇವನಿ/Marathi:देवनि) Other Names: Surti, Dongarpati, Dongri, Wannera, Waghyd, Balankya and Shevera. Breed Location: They originated in the taluks of Basavakalyan, Bidar and Bhalki of Bidar district in Karnataka and adjoining Latur district of the state of Maharashtra. Deoni cattle breed is the one of the important dual purpose breed in India, Its good milk yielder and […]

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Recognized Native indigenous cattle breeds of India.

 MILCH/DAIRY BREED   1.GIR This breed is otherwise called as Bhadawari, Desan, Gujarati, Kathiawari, Sorthi, and Surati. Originated in Gir forests of South Kathiawar in Gujarat also found in Maharashtra and adjacent Rajasthan. Basic colours of skin are white with dark red or chocolate-brown patches or sometimes black or purely red. Horns are peculiarly curved, […]

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Krishna Valley ( Cow/ Bull)

Krishna Valley cattle (Kannada: god) is a breed of cattle native to North Karnataka region in India. It is known to have originated in the areas drained by the Krishna, Ghataprabha and Malaprabha rivers of the Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum districts. It is a draught breed mainly used for agricultural purposes. The bulls are known for strength and endurance and the cows are moderate milk yielders. Need Support: We are […]

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Malnad Gidda Breed Cattle (Bull/Cow)

  The word gidda means dwarf and Malnad means a place receiving heavy rainfall.   Malnad Gidda Cattle Breed: Breeding status: Conservation Country: India, Karnataka Home or breeding tract: Malnad Gidda cattle are small size animals and distributed and Maintained in Malnad/Malenadu area of Karnataka. The breeding tract of this breed also includes Chikmagalur,  Dakshin Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, […]

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Amrit Mahal Breed ( Cow/ Bull)

  Amrit Mahal Cattle (ಅಮೃತ ಮಹಲ್)– Breeding status: Conservation Country: India Home or breeding tract:  Shimoga, Tumkur, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga Davanagere and Tumkur districts of Karnataka. Body: More massive and of larger built. Body color:  Amritmahal is usually Grey in color but this is varied from white to almost black. Accession number : INDIA_CATTLE_0800_AMRITMAHAL_03001 Markings over body: White-grey markings […]

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Project to preserve indigenous cattle – Karnataka.

KARNATAKA : Government has set out for first time for the protection of climate change mitigation project that will see indigenous breeds of livestock. The types of dairy cattle and sheep decided for the venture have ended up being more versatile to changes in nature and atmosphere varieties. The department of animal husbandry and veterinary services will […]

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