Gaolao is a breed of western and middle part of India and known for its agility. The breed is also known as “Arvi” and “Gaulgani”. The breeding tract of the breed includes Balaghat, Chhindwara, Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh; Durg and Rajnandgaon districts of Chattisgarh and Wardha and Nagpur districts of Maharashtra. The breed is suitable for transportation in hilly areas. The breed resembles Ongole breed, except that it is lighter. The coat colour is blackish white in males and white in females. Males are generally grey over the neck. Horns are short, stumpy and curved slightly backward. Head is markedly long and taper towards muzzle. Forehead recedes at the top giving a slightly convex appearance. Bullocks are trained for moving fast. The milk yield is low with an average of 604 kg per lactation with 4.32% fat (ranges between 470 to 725 kg per lactation).
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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. (However, As per bifurcation of states/ districts- revisions have been made)