Dagri is draught breed of Gujarat, also known as “Gujarat Malvi”. Dagri in colloquial language means ‘Deshi’ or old or native. The breeding tract of Dagri includes Godhara/Panch Mahals, Dahod, Narmada, Chhotaudepur, and Mahisagar districts of Gujarat. Dagri breed is mainly found in white colour and sometimes with grey shade. Animals are small sized with compact body and body length is proportionally more than height and have straight forehead. Horn are short, thin, curved upward in a lyre shaped or in straight fashion with pointed tip. The animals are maintained in extensive management system and are taken to pastures during day time and generally maintained on grazing only. Cows gives less amount of milk. The average milk yield per lactation is 316 kg (range from 75-650 kg) with an average milk fat of 4.08 % (range from 3 to 5.5 %).
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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.