Nari is dual purpose breed of cattle known as “Sirohi”. Breed name Nari is derived from the word Nar which means hills. The breeding tract includes Banaskantha and Sabarkantha districts of Gujarat; Pali and Sirohi districts of Rajasthan. Majority of the Nari cattle population are found surrounding the Aravali forest range. These regions are slightly hilly and undulating area. The animals are adapted to hot climate in the areas of foothills of Aravalli. Colour of the animals varies from white or greyish white in colour in majority of animals and bulls are either white, greyish white or black. Animals are Medium in size. Horns are spirally curved & Outward/ forward in orientation; horns in males are mostly forwards in orientation (59%) whereas, the females has the horns mostly oriented outwards generally wide-spread, long, and thick at bottom and pointed at tips. Forehead is broad and slightly concave in majority of cases. Animals are medium to moderate in milk yield. Excellent draught power as they perform well in both plains & hilly forest areas. Average lactation yield of Nari cow is 1647 kg (ranges from 1118 to 2222 kg) with an average milk fat is 4.64 % (ranges from 3.1 to 8.3 %).
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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.