Himachali Pahari Cattle
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Primary cattle population distributed in mid-hill to high hills region of Himachal Pradesh(Kullu. Chamba, Mandi, Kangra, Sirmaur, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahul&Spiti districts) and adapted to mountain topography, extremely cold climate, and fodder scarcity. Small to medium sized animal, primarily black and blackish brown in colour with compact cylindrical body, short legs, medium hump, horizontally placed ears and comparatively long tail. Horns are medium in size and are mainly curved in lateral and upward direction. Well suited to mountainous livestock production system as a source of milk, draught and manure. Adult weight varies from 200 to 280 kg in males and 140 to 230 kg in females. Height varies from 90 to 120cm. Daily milk yield ranges from 1 to 3 kg and lactation milk yield from 350 to 650 kg. Population size is approximately 7,59,000.