12th Zoology

Important cattle breeds and their characteristics

Important cattle breeds and their characteristics

Among mammals, cattles belong to the genus Bos (ruminant
quadrupeds), and the species being divided into Bos indicus (humped cattle), Bos taurus (without any hump), Bos bubalis (the buffalo).
In India at present there are twenty six well defined breeds of cattle
and six breeds of buffaloes found spread all over the country. Cattles are classified under three groups based on the purpose they serve to man. They
are Dairy breeds, Dual purpose breeds and Draught breeds. A breed
is a group of animals of a species which has for a long period been bred
among themselves. The members of the breed have closely resembling
characters and these characters are hereditarily transmissible to young ones. (Important cattle breeds)

Cattle Breeds

Dairy purpose
cows are high milk yielders, with extended lactation.

1. Sahiwal

2. Sindhi

3. Gir

4. Umblachery

5. Karan swiss

Dual purpose

cows are meant for milk and bullocks are meant for

1. Hariana

2. Ongole

3. Tharparker

4. Kankrej

Draught purpose

Bullocks are good draught animals
while the cows are
draught. poor milk yielders.

1. Amritmahal

2. Kangayam

3. Malvi

4. Siri
5. Hallikar

(Important cattle breeds)

Related Topics in Zoology:

Bio Zoology All Important Topics

  1. Livestock and Management

  2. Important cattle breeds and their characteristics

  3. Milch breeds (or) Dairy breeds

  4. Dual purpose breeds & Draught breeds

  5. Exotic breeds of cattle

  6. Common diseases and control in Cattle – Contagious diseases

  7. Non-contagious diseases – Cattle

  8. Techniques adopted in cattle breeding

  9. Poultry Breeds

  10. Farming methods

  11. Poultry byproducts

  12. Fish Pond

  13. Edible Fishes Of Tamilnadu

  14. Medical Lab Techniques – Stethoscope

  15. Sphygmomanometer

  16. Haemocytometer

  17. Urine Sugar analysis

  18. ECG Electrocardiogram

  19. Computed Tomography CT

  20. Endoscopy (Laproscopy) techniques , Artificial Pacemaker

  21. Autoanalyser

Unit 7. THEORIES OF EVOLUTION Topic List Zoology

  1. Theories Of Evolution Introduction

  2. Lamarck Laws

  3. Neo Lamarckism

  4. Darwinism

  5. Theory of Natural Selection

  6. Objections to Darwinism

  7. Modern concept of Natural Selection

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