International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 263

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of Binjharpuri cattle of India in the native tract

S. K. Dash1*, B. P. Sethi2 and P. K. Rao2
1Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Orissa Veterinary College Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 751003, Orissa, India. 2Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Government of Orissa, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 February 2013
  •  Published: 30 September 2013

Abstract

Physical characterization of Binjharpuri cattle was done under a project, funded by Orissa Livestock Resources Development Society (OLRDS). This was done by collecting information on herd’s structure, prevailing management practices, body conformation, production and reproduction performance of recently registered breed of cattle viz. Binjharpuri and socio-economic profile of the farmers rearing these cattle. Average body weight, height at withers, body length, heart girth, punch girth, tail length and horn length in males were 254.71±7.32 kg, 121.4±1.76, 126.32±2.32, 144.2±2.32, 143.2±2.31, 95.7±3.23 and 21.17±2.86 cm, respectively. The corresponding figures in females were 207.05 ±5.32 kg, 107.3±2.16, 115.1±1.14, 136.2±2.84, 146.3±3.5, 97.9±3.71 and 12.7±1.31 cm, respectively.

 

Key words: Characterization, native tract, body conformation, performance.