|Purnea Cow||Purnea Bull|
Purnea is small sized breed of cattle and named after its breeding tract. The breeding tract includes Madhepura, Purnia, Katihar, Araria, Kishanganj and Supaul districts of Bihar. This breed of cattle is mainly used for milk, draught and manure and also have very good drought and heat tolerant capabilities. Colour of the animals are primarily grey followed by red and black. These are small sized animals and have medium hump, small to medium dewlap, small naval flap and small to medium sized udder. Head is medium in size. Most of the Purnea cattle has flat poll while some have moderately prominent poll. Horns are straight and mostly carried upwards sometimes laterally. The average lactation yield of the cow is 609 kg (ranges from 452 to 785 kg) with an average milk fat is 4.22 % (ranges from 4 to 4.5 %).
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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.