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Top 10 Desi Cow Breeds: know about 10 advanced

Each breed has its own specialty


The production of milk by rearing the indigenous cows of improved breeds is more than that of other indigenous cows. Obviously, this will increase your income as well. Do keep one thing in mind. According to each region, which indigenous cow is of an advanced breed, keep that breed only after taking full information about it.

Farming and animal husbandry are still the main occupations of the people living in the villages. The business of animal husbandry has now moved out of the villages to the cities as well. If a little attention is paid to this business, then it can make a lot of profit. If you are also involved in animal husbandry, then you must be aware of some advanced breeds of cows, as they are more milchy. What are the 10 advanced breeds of cow and how you can identify them, know here.

10 Improved Breeds of Desi Cow:


This cow gives maximum milk. You will be surprised to know that the indigenous cow of Gir breed can give 50 to 80 litres of milk in a day. This cow mainly lives in the Gir forest of Kathiawar (Gujarat), hence the name Gir.

How to recognize? 

The body is stocky and the frontal bulge. The ears are long and curved. The horns are crooked, with red or brown spots.

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It is the finest breed of cow which is native to Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The cow of this species usually gives 2000 to 3000 litres of milk in a year. Once the baby is born, it gives milk for about 10 months.

How to recognize?

This cow is also dark red, white, brown or black in colour. It is long and fleshy. Their forehead is broad and their body is heavy. The horns are short and thick, and the tail is large with black spots.

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The cow of this species is originally from Rajasthan and it is very milky. Rathi breed cow is commonly found in Ganganagar, Bikaner and Jaisalmer areas of Rajasthan. It gives about 6 to 8 litres of milk daily.

How to recognize?

The skin of this breed is attractive. The face is slightly wider. This cow is of medium size, white in color with brown or black spots. Their horns are of medium size, curved inwards and the tail is very long.

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Lal Sindhi

This species of cow is mainly found in Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. Earlier it was found in Sindh province of Pakistan, due to which it got the name Lal Sindhi. However, their number has reduced considerably. As far as milk is concerned, this cow also gives about 2000 to 3000 litres of milk in whole year.

How to recognize?

Their head is of normal size and the front is broad, on which there are short hairs. The horns are curved and their neck is long and thick.


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Originally found in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the cows of this species are white in colour and give good milk too. They give about 2200-2600 litres of milk in one lactation.

How to recognize?

The mouth, horns and ears of cow of this breed are small. The forehead is flat and the neck is long and beautiful. Their eyes are big and the horns are curved.

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It is one of the finest species of cow which is originally found in Gujarat and Rajasthan. In Rajasthan also it is mainly found in Barmer, Sirohi and Jalore districts. This cow gives 5 to 10 litres of milk in a day.

How to recognize?

The mouth of the cow of this breed is small and the eyes are big and shiny. Their ears are long and hanging. The horns are thick, long and curved inward. The neck is thin and long.


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Krishna Valley

It is originally found in the Krishna Valley of Karnataka, hence the name Krishna Valley. The cow of this breed is very powerful and gives good milk too. It gives about 900 litres of milk in one calf.

How to recognize?

The body of the cow of this breed is long. The horns and legs are short and thick. Their chest is broad and the neck is short and strong.

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This breed mainly belongs to Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Apart from this, it is also found in Jodhpur and Bikaner. This breed is considered very good in terms of milk, as it gives about 600-954 litres of milk.

How to recognize?

The cow of this breed is light red, white and purple in colour. Their skin is loose, forehead is raised, ears and mouth are long. The horns are not very big. It is of medium size and their eyes are small.


Basically this breed of cow is found in Pakistan. It is also found in some areas of Barmer, Jaisalmar, Jodhpur and Kutch in Rajasthan. In some areas of Rajasthan it is also called ‘Malani breed’. It is included in the high milk yielding breed. This cow gives up to 1400 litres of milk per calve.

How to recognize?

The body of this breed is of medium size and it is light white in colour. Their body is stout and strong. The face is long, the head is broad and raised. Their horns are not very long, but they are sharp.

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This breed of cow mainly found in Madhya Pradesh is very agile. This cow with red color and white spots also gives good milk. Gives about 800 liters of milk in one quart.

How to recognize?

The body and head of the cow of this species are long. The ears are wide and straight. The horn is slightly bent upwards.

You can also promote your animal husbandry business or dairy industry by rearing these indigenous breed cows.

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