Punganur dwarf cattle
This Punganur cattle breed originated from the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. This breed is one of the world smallest cattle variant like vechur cattle breed in Kerala, Its average height is 70 to 90 cm and its weight is 115 to 200 kg.
This Punganur cattle breed named after the village Punganur in Chittoor district.
Body: Punganur is the one of very few smallest cattle breed in the world. Back sloping downwards from front to hind quarters, Tail touching the ground.
Body colour: Punganur cattle will be in different colours. White colour mixed with red, brown or black coloured patches are also seen.
Horns: Punganur breed has a broad forehead and short horns. The horns are crescent shaped and often loose curving backwards and forward in males and lateral and forward in females.
Production traits: Average milk yield of the breed is 546 Kg per lactation, with 5% average milk fat.
Ability as draught purpose: The bullocks are used for agricultural operation in the light soil as well as for driving carts for transportation and special races.
Anything else: Normally Cow Milk has a fat content of 3 to 3.5 per cent, the Punganur breed’s milk contains up to 8 per cent.
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