Murrah buffalo

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Murrah
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Murrah buffaloes in the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) at its Central Mindanao University (CMU) facility in Maramag, Bukidnon
Country of origin India, Pakistan
Distribution Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam
Use Dairy
Traits
Weight Male: 750 kg
  Female: 650 kg
Height Male: ca. 142 cm
  Female: ca. 133 cm
Coat Black
Water buffalo
Bubalus bubalis

The Murrah breed of Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is a breed of domestic water buffalo kept for dairy production. It is originally from Punjab and Haryana states of India[1] and Pakistan and has been used to improve the milk production of dairy buffalo in other countries, such as Italy,[citation needed] Bulgaria and Egypt.[citation needed] In Brazil this breed of buffalo is used for production of meat and also milk. This breed of buffalo sells for a high price[2][3]

Appearance[edit]

Murrah Buffalo in Brazilian Farm

Jet black in colour, sometimes with white markings on face or legs. Bulls weigh 550 kg and cows 450 kg.Short and tightly curved horns is a typical feature.Average milk production is 2200 litres in a lactation period of 310 days. [1][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Murrah". ansi.okstate.edu. 
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh farmer buys Haryana murrah buffalo for Rs 25L - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-08-11. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Rs 40-lakh-a-year hurrah for owner of this Murrah!". Hindustan Times. 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Murrah Buffalo". dairyfarm.in.