Characterization of Gangatiri cattle breed in Gangatic plains of Eastern Uttar Pradesh 

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.11328    | Article Id: B-3170 | Page : 988-992
Citation :- Characterization of Gangatiri cattle breed inGangatic plains of Eastern Uttar Pradesh .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2017.(51):988-992

Basant Kumar Bhinchhar, Vinod Kumar Paswan, Saroj, Satya Prakash Yadav and Prity Singh

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Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Institute of Agirucultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Submitted Date : 19-01-2016
Accepted Date : 11-06-2016

Abstract

The present research work for characterization of Gangatiri cattle was conducted on a herd maintained at Mirzapur district of Uttar Pardesh. This dual-purpose indigenous cattle breed is found mainly in Varanasi, Chandauli, Ghazipur and Ballia distric of eastern Utter Pradesh and adjacent areas of Bihar state of India., Medium sized dewlap, small brisket, sharp and smooth shoulder with medium legs was present in most of the animals. Medium sized bowl shaped udder with cylindrical shaped medium sized teats and prominent, crooked and branched milk veins were the other characteristic features of the herd. The overall least squares’ means for Ischium width of Rump (ISWR), Top line (TPL), Udder length (UL), Udder diameter (UD), Teat length (TtL), Udder circumference (UC), Distance between fore to fore (DFF) and rear to rear teats (DRR) were 20.79±0.57, 144.64±1.67, 26.17±1.21, 11.03±1.40, 5.33±0.31, 68.84±3.89, 6.03±0.50 and 4.93±0.21 cm, respectively.

Keywords

Dual purpose breed Gangatiri Breed Indigenous cattle germplasm Shahabadi cattle.

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