National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Manda buffalo is distributed in Koraput, Malkangiri and Nawarangapur districts of Odisha. It is a sturdy buffalo, well adapted to hill ranges of Eastern Ghats and plateau of Koraput region of Odisha. Body colour is mostly ash grey and grey with copper coloured hairs. Lower part of leg is lighter. Horns are broad, emerging slight laterally, extending backward and inward and making half circle. It is reared for draught, milk and manure. Both male and females are used for agriculture operations. Daily milk production ranges between 1.2 to 3.7 kg. Average fat percentage in milk is 8.4. Manda buffaloes are reared mostly under extensive system.