Also 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