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Breeds of Livestock - Indo-Brazilian Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Indo-Brazilian Cattle

Indo-Brazilian

indo-brazilian-web-1.jpgAlso Known By: Indubrasil (Portugese), Induberaba

The Indo-Brazilian is a zebu type breed which was developed in Brazil from 1910-1930. The breed was developed from Gir and Kankrej (Guzerat or Guzera) breeds with some Ongole also used. By 1946 Indo-Brazilian cattle were being imported into the United States and some sources site their contribution to the development of the Brahman.

The breed is white to dark grey in color. The Indo-Brazilian are generally taller and lighter muscled than the Brahman. One of the notable feature of the breed are its extremely large, pendulous ears. It probably has the largest ears of any of the cattle breeds.

Reference: indo-brazilian-web-2.jpg
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Photographs:
Eduardo Maitret, Zapata, Tabasco, Mexico



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