The breed is predominantly seen in the plains of Chhattisgarh and the breeding tract includes Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur and Janjgir districts. The ancient name of this region was ‘Kowshal’.
Farmers particularly of Yadava/Rawuth communit y are keeping this breed of cattle, generation after generation. These are mainly reared for manure, draught and milk. Most predominant colour is light red, followed by whitish grey. Few animals having black coat colour or red with white patches are also seen. Horns are stumpy, emerging straight, then going outward, upward, and inward from the polls. Muzzle, eyelids, tail switch and hooves are black. Head is broad, flat and straight. Hump is small to medium in size. Udder small and bowl shaped. Bullocks of this breed are very efficient for ploughing in paddy fields and other operations in the paddy fields. The average milk yield per lactation is 210 kg with an average milk fat % of 3.5. The lactation yield ranges from 200 to 250 kg with average fat % from 3 to 4.5.
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Compiled by Animal Breeding Group, NDDB from Information System on Animal Genetic Resources of India (AGRI-IS)- developed at National Bureau of Animal genetic Resources, Karnal, Hariana, India.