Mehsana buffaloes are considered to be evolved by crossing Murrah and Surti breeds of buffaloes. The breed is named on the place of its origin that is Mehsana district of Gujarat and also known as “Mahesani” or “Mehsani”. The breeding tract of the breed includes Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar districts of Gujarat. The body is longer than Murrah buffalo with lighter limbs. Horns are generally sickle shaped and less curved than Murrah buffaloes and curve more upward than Surti buffaloes. Animals are mostly black in colour, a few animals are black brown or brown. Eyes are very prominent, black and bright bulging from their sockets with folds of skin on upper lids. The breed has good lactation persistency along with breeding regularity. Milk yield of the breed ranges between 598 to 3597 kilo grams per lactation with 5.2 to 9.5% fat. The average milk yield is 1988 Kg with 6.83 % fat.
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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.