|Himachali Pahari Cow||Himachali Pahari Bull|
Himachali Pahari is draught breed of Himachal Pradesh which also known as “Pahari”, “Desi”, “Local”, “Gauri” and “Himdhenu”. The breeding tract includes Chamba, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Lahul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. The animals have moderate draught performance, capability to work on narrow, sloppy, undulating, hilly terrain. This breed is adapted to mountain topography, extremely cold climate, and fodder scarcity. Coat colour of this breed is primarily black and blackish brown. Animals are small to medium sized with compact cylindrical body, short legs, medium hump, horizontally placed ears and comparatively long tail. Horns are medium sized, mainly curved in lateral and upward direction. This breed is mainly used for Milk, draught, manure and urine. Animals are maintained on extensive management system and reared on grazing. The milk yield is low with an average of 538 kg per lactation (ranges between 300 to 650 kg per lactation) with an average milk fat is 4.68% (ranges from 4.06 to 5.83 %).
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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.