Bachaur is draught breed of Bihar which also known as “Bhutia”. The breed has very close similarity to the Hariana breed. The breeding tract of Bachaur cattle is Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and Madhubani districts of Bihar. Animals are now mostly concentrated in the areas adjoining Nepal border of India, comprising Bachaur and Koilpur sub-divisions of Sitamarhi district of Bihar State. Animals have the ability to thrive on poor fodder resources. Common colours of Bachaur cattle is grey or greyish white. They are compact with straight backs. The forehead is broad and flat or slightly convex. The horns are medium-sized and stumpy, curving outward, upward and then downward. Bullocks can work for long periods without any break. The animals are maintained in extensive management system and on grazing in nearby grassland area. Bachaur animals are mainly reared by Koir and Ahir communities in the breeding tract. Average milk yield per lactation of Bachaur cow is 347 kg (ranges from 225 to 630 kg) with an average milk fat of 5 % (ranges from 4.8 to 7.1 %).
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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.