National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
These are medium sized cattle with compact bodydistributed in Nagarkurnool district of Telangana. Animals have white coat with brown patches or Red/brown coat with white patches. Horns are straight and upward or forward pointing in orientation, and broad at the base. Forehead is convex with deep groove at the centre in majority of cases. These animals are usually maintained under open grazing system and have excellent long migration capacity over undulated forest topography. PodaThurpu cattle are reared mainly for draught purposes. Bullocks have excellent draught capacity in terms of endurance, speed & stamina and are preferred in both dryland and wetland agriculture. Daily milk yield ranges from 2 to 3 kg and lactation milk yield from494 to 646 kg. Herd size ranges from 23 to 75. Population size is approximately 15,000.