|Lakhimi Cow||Lakhimi Bull|
Lakhimi is dual purpose breed of cattle is found in entire state of Assam. Animals are adapted to subtropical climatic conditions. Bullocks are excellent draft animals for carting and ploughing especially in the muddy fields for paddy cultivation. The milk produced by Lakhimi cattle is rich in fat for which it fetches a high price. Animals are found in brown and grey colour and are small sized, horned and have relatively short legs. Coat colour is variable mainly between brown and grey. Hump is medium in size and the backline is slightly curved. Udder is small and bowel shaped. Horns are straight. These cattle are maintained traditionally under low/zero input system. Milking is done only once in the morning. The milk yield is low with an average of 359 kg per lactation (ranges between 325 to 375 kg per lactation) with an average milk fat 5.3% (ranges from 4.3 to 6.3 %).
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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.