Known As: Parkanni
The Lohi is found in southern Punjab in Pakistan. It is used for its carpet
quality wool and meat production. The body of the breed is white and the
head is usually tan, black or brown.
The mature weight of the males is 65kg with the female at 45kg. The
average annual wool clip is 3.0kg of medium wool (39.8m
fiber diameter). Average daily milk production from the Lohi ewes
is 1.2 liters.
The very large lop ears, which are usually also tasseled, are the most
distinctive feature of the breed. Both sexes are polled.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types
and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Muhammad Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding &
Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal
Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor
of Animal Science, Iowa State University
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Updated April 15, 1997