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Introduction

Breeds

Selection of Animals

Farm Building

Management

Record Keeping

Sanitation & Hygiene

Nutrition

Reproduction

Breeding

Health

Body Condition Scoring

Milk Quality

Feasibility

Terminologies

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Cholistani Cattle

Habitat:
Cholistan tract (a desert area) and adjoining colonized areas of Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, and Rahimyar Khan districts.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Large-sized flabby animals

  • Horns are small.

  • Ears are long.

  • Hump is well-developed in males

  • Dewlap is large both in male and female

  • White coat with speckled red, brown or black all over the body including head

  • Sheath is pendulous in male

  • Tail ends in black switch.


 
  • Udder is medium-sized with milk yield varying from 1200 to 1800 litres/lactation

  • Average body weight is 450 to 500 and 350 to 400 kg in male and female animals respectively.

  • Males are a good source of beef and may be used as draught animals

  • Age at first calving is 50 months

  • Service period is 140 days

  • Dry period is 225 days

  • Calving interval is 425 days

  • Gestation period is 285 days

cholostani cattle male   cholistani cattle female

 

Cholistani Male

 

Cholistani Female

 


 

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