|Shweta Kapila Cow||Shweta Kapila Bull|
Shweta Kapila breed of cattle is also known as “Gaunthi/Gavthi dhavi”. North and South goa district of Goa state is the main breeding tract of this breed. Shwet means white, and kapila refers to a cow having uniform coat colour. Animals are adapted to hot and humid weather conditions. Animals are mostly seen in complete white colour which extends from muzzle to tail switch including eyelashes and muzzle (whitish brown). Short to medium statured animal with straight face and small to medium hump. Horns are mostly straight and maybe slightly curved upward and outward. This breed is reared particularly for milk purpose, farmers don’t utilise it for other works like ploughing, threshing and field work purpose. The average lactation yield of Shweta Kapila cow is 510 kg (ranges from 350 to 650 kg) with an average milk fat of 5.21 % (ranges from 4.5 to 6.4 %).
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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.