|Gojri buffalo||Gojri buffalo bull|
Gojri breed of buffalo is also known as “Desi” and the name of the breed is derived from the name of the pastoralist community Gujjar rearing these buffaloes. The breeding tract includes Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh; Hoshiarpur, Gurudaspur, Ropar, Pathankot and SAS Nagar (Mohali) districts of Punjab. Common breeding tract of this buffalo is in sub Himalayan region comprising of North Eastern parts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Gojri buffalo plays a significant role in securing livelihood for Gujjars, and these buffaloes are considered as a symbol of wealth in their community. The main use of this breed is milk and draught. Adapted to foot hills and can travel long distances and can climb easily on hills while grazing. Colour of the animal is brown or black. Head is straight, horns are curved; moves backwards and then upwards towards front to complete a big loop which locally known as ‘Pattih wale seengh’. Average lactation yield of the buffalo is 1000 kg which ranges from 800 to 1200 kg.
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Compiled by Atul Mahajan, A Sudhakar and Jitendra Rajawat, Animal Breeding Group, NDDB, Anand