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Breeds of Livestock - Rojhan Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Rojhan Cattle

Rojhan

    rojhan2.jpgThe Rojhan is a draft breed found in the Suleman Range of Mountains in the southern part of D.G. Khan district (Rojhan, Kachagaddi, Umarkot and Somemiani villages) in Punjab Province and parts of Dera Ismail Khan, Kohat and Bannu districts in NWF Province in Pakistan. They have a red and white spotted coat that has considerable in variation in spot size. Their average weight at maturity is 350 kg for males and 250 kg for females.

    They have a small compact body with a small head and a short neck. They have small and alert ears, medium horns tapering at the tips, a proportionately large hump and an extended dewlap, tight skin, a thin tail ending mostly in white switch. Bulls are suitable for draft work in hilly and sub-hilly areas. The udder is small and tucked-up in cows.


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    Reference:
Muhammad Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Photographs:
Muhammad Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

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