2018 February

All information related to breeds of cattle will be included in this.

Haryana Cow

Haryana cow breed originated form Haryana zila of India. They are available in almost all Asian countries. This cow breed is also available in southern part of America and in Latin America. Characteristics of haryana cow are described below. Fig. 1: Haryana Cow The color of their body is white or slightly ash. They become very… read more »

Belgian Blue

The Belgian Blue (French: ‘Blanc-Bleu Belge’, Dutch: ‘Belgisch Witblauw’) is a breed of beef cattle from Belgium. It may also be known as the Race de la Moyenne et Haute Belgique. Alternative names for this breed include Belgian Blue-White; Belgian White and Blue Pied; Belgian White Blue; Blue; and Blue Belgian. The Belgian Blue’s extremely lean, hyper-sculpted, ultra-muscular physique is termed “double-muscling”. The double-muscling phenotype is a heritable condition resulting… read more »

Animal Welfare Board amends rules governing cattle premises

A month after Union Minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to the Environment Ministry over “no implementation” of rules governing cattle premises, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has amended the regulation and delegated powers with State Animal Welfare Boards for more rigorous implementation. AWBI has drafted amendments to The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Registration… read more »

Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

27-May-2017 18:06 IST Rules on prevention of cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) to ensure welfare of Animals & Protect Animals from Cruelty: Environment Ministry  Some representations have been received today regarding certain provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules, 2017. The basic purpose of the Rule is… read more »

Transport to the Slaughterhouse

Cattle who survive feedlots, dairy sheds, and veal farms face a hellish trip to the slaughterhouse. They are crammed onto trucks where they typically go without food, water, or rest for the duration of the journey, which can sometimes be days. Many cows collapse in hot weather; in the cold, cows sometimes freeze to the sides… read more »

Sahiwal Cattle

Sahiwal is a breed of Zebu cattle which primarily is used in dairy production. Sahiwal originated from the Sahiwal district of Punjab province in Pakistan. They produce the most milk of all zebu breeds, followed by the very similar Red Sindhi and Butana breeds. Sahiwal is considered one of the indigenous cow breed of Punjab and under the ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ incentives are given to rear this endangered breed. This cow breed can be found… read more »

Deoni Cow

[1] Origin and Geographical Distribution  The Deoni Breed of cattle sometimes also known as Dangari (which means ”of the hills”), has been evolved within the last 200 years. It is claimed that it has been developed from strain descended from the mixture of Gir, Dangi and local cattle. A contribution from the Gir type of… read more »

Tharparkar Cattle

Tharparkar (also known as White Sindhi, Cutchi and Thari) is a breed of cattle originating in Tharparkar District in Sindh province in present day Pakistan. It is a dual purpose breed known for both its milking and draught potential. The name is derived from Thar Desert of Rajasthan adjoining Tharparkar area which was its usual habitat and place of origin. The cattle is of medium to large… read more »

Bakosi Cattle

Bakosi Cattle, also known as Bakuri or Kosi, are a Savannah Shorthorn breed of cattle in Cameroon maintained by the ethnic group Bakossi. They are found in the south-western mountains of Cameroon, west of the Nkongsamba on the border between the Southwest region and Littoral provinces. They are used for their meat, hides, payment of bride price and rituals. [1] Their coats vary from black to white but more… read more »

Rathi Cattle

Rathi also synonymous with its variant Rath, is a breed of cattle indigenous to India. It originated in the region of the state of Rajasthan consisting of Bikaner, Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts.[1] It is an important dual purpose cattle breed of India known for both its milking and draught prowess. The cattle is locally known to have two variants, Rathi is a draft breed[2] while Rath is a pure milch variant…. read more »