Breed registration Committee (India)
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The NBAGR Registered Breeds of 2020
It includes seven breeds of cattle, two breeds of pig, and one breed each of buffalo, sheep, donkey, and duck.After including these newly registered breeds, the whole number of indigenous breeds now within the country which is 197, including 17 for buffalo, 50 for cattle, 9 for camel, 34 for goat, 44 for sheep, 7 for horses & ponies, 10 for pig, 3 for donkey, 1 for yak, 2 for duck, 1 for geese and 19 for chicken. BRC also approved the registration of one line of chicken ‘PD2 (Vanaraja Female)’ developed by the Directorate of Poultry Research (ICARDPR), Hyderabad.
nbagr cattle breeds
1. Poda Thurpu cattle
These are medium-sized cattle with compact body distributed in Nagarkurnool district of Telangana. Animals have a white coat with brown patches or Red/brown coat with white patches.
Horns are straight and upward or forward pointing in orientation, and broad at the base. The forehead is convex with a deep groove at the center in the majority of cases.
These animals are usually maintained under an open grazing system and have excellent long migration capacity over undulated forest topography.
The Poda Thurpu cattle are raised mainly for draught purposes. Bullocks have excellent draught capacity in terms of endurance, speed & stamina and are preferred in both dryland and wetland agriculture.
Daily milk yield ranges from 2 to 3 kg and lactation milk yields from 494 to 646 kg. Herd size ranges from 23 to 75. The population size (approx) 15,000.
2. Nari cattle
Nari cattle are native to Sirohi and Pali districts of Rajasthan, Sabarkantha and Banaskantha districts of Gujarat.
These are medium in size with excellent migratory capacity and can survive well on grazing, and in the open housing system during all kinds of weather.
Coat color is white or greyish white in the majority of cows and white, greyish white, and sometimes black in bulls.
Horns are spirally curved and outward /forward pointing in orientation. The forehead is broad and slightly concave in the majority of cases. These are dual-purpose cattle which are used for both the milk and draught purpose.
Daily milk yield ranges from 5 to 9 kg and lactation milk yields from 1119 to 2223 kg. Excellent in draught power in both plains and hilly forest areas. The population size is (approx) 55,000.
3. Dagri cattle
Dagri cattle are distributed in Dahod, Chhotaudepur, and parts of Mahisagar, Panchmahals, and Narmada district of Gujarat. Coat color is predominantly white, sometimes with grey shade.A small sized animal with a compact body and straight forehead. Horns are curved upward in a lyre shape or straight with pointed tips. Extensively used as a draught purpose animal for agricultural operations in hilly areas.
Milk yield is less, 1.5-3.0 kg/day, and 75-650 kg/lactation which is mainly used for household consumption. Less feed requirement survives mainly on grazing, hardly stall-fed. Population size (approx) 2,80,000.
4. Thutho cattle
Hump is small to medium in size and dewlap is medium in cows and large in bulls. The tail is up to the hock mainly with a black switch.
The udder is small. The backline is uneven, slopes behind the small hump rise to peak between hipbones, and then drops sharply to the tail head. Used for draught, manure, and meat purposes. Milk yield is less (0.5-1.5 kg/day). The population size is (approx) 53,000.
5. Shweta Kapila Cattle
6. Himachali Pahari cattle
Primary cattle population distributed in mid-hill to high hills region of Himachal Pradesh (Kullu. Chamba, Mandi, Kangra, Sirmaur, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahul & Spiti districts) and adapted to mountain topography, extremely cold climate, and fodder scarcity.
Small to a medium-sized animal, primarily black and blackish-brown in color with a compact cylindrical body, short legs, medium hump, horizontally placed ears, and comparatively long tail.
Horns are medium in size and are mainly curved in a lateral and upward direction. Well suited to mountainous livestock production system as a source of milk, draught, and manure.
Adult weight varies from 200 to 280 kg in males and 140 to 230 kg in females. Height varies from 90 to 120cm. Daily milk yield ranges from 1 to 3 kg and lactation milk yields from 350 to 650 kg. Population size is (approx) 7,59,000.
7. Purnea cattle
nbagr buffalo breed
8. Gojri buffalo
Horns are medium-sized; mostly curved to form a big loop. These buffaloes are well adapted to foothills. Animals can travel long distances (seasonal migration) and can climb easily on hilltops for grazing.Used for both milk and draught power (plowing and other agricultural operations). Daily milk yield ranges from 3 to 8kg and lactation milk yields from 800 to 1200 kg. The population size is (approx) 50,000.
nbagr sheep breed
9. Kajali sheep
nbagr pig breeds
10. Mali pig
11. Purnea pig
Purnea is a black colored medium-sized pig found in Purnea and Katihar districts of Bihar and adjoining areas of Sahibganj district of Jharkhand.These pigs have a compact body and pot belly. However, in few animals, white spots at the lower limbs are also seen. A thick line of the bristle is present on topline from neck to shoulders giving the animal a wild look. Animals are characterized by a round face; short conical and erect ears; and small, thick, and slightly concave snout.
Skin is thick with neck folds in mature animals. Adult body weight varies from 41 to 50kg. Litter size at birth varies from 4 to 6. These pigs are ferocious in nature. Population size is (approx) 1,00,000 – 1,20,000.
nbagr donkey breed
12. Kachchhi donkey
nbagr duck breeds
13. Maithili duck
nbagr poultry breed
PD-2 (Vanaraja Female) Line
The average six-week body weight and shank length range from 450-650 g and 66-76 mm, respectively. Adult body weight at 40 weeks of age ranges from 2.4 to 2.8 kg in females and from 3 to 3.5 kg in males. The age at sexual maturity ranges from 160 to175 days. The egg weight at 40 weeks ranges from 52 to56 g. Annual egg production varies between 190 to 215 eggs. The population size (approx) 5,000.