|Konkan Kapila Cow||Konkan Kapila Bull|
Konkan Kapila is draught breed of Maharashtra which also known as “Konkan gidda” and “Konkan”. The animals are useful to the farmers in all kinds of agricultural operations. The breeding tract includes Thane, Raigadh, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar districts of Maharashtra. In some parts of the Konkan area in Maharashtra, Konkan Kapila cows are the only source of milk due to non-availability of dairy milk because of lack of transport facilities. This breed is well adapted in low input production system and survive on grazing. The animals can graze even in sloppy forest areas without fatigue. The animals possess high degree of heat tolerance. Animal are available in variety of colour as predominant in reddish brown followed by black. However, white/grey, mixed, brown colour. Horns are generally straight. Emerge from side of the poll behind and above eyes in outward direction and going upwards and backwards ending with pointed tips. Animals are small to medium sized and compact body, horizontal ears and straight forehead. Eyelids, muzzle, hoof and tail switch are generally black. Konkan Kapila cows are low milk producer (around 2.25 kg in day) and possess good draft ability suited to hilly terrain and hot and humid climate of its native tract and are significantly contributing to the livelihood of small and marginal farmers. Average milk yield of the animals are 450 kg with an average milk fat of 4.5 % (ranges from 3.5 to 5.7 %).
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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.