The Dhanni cattle are a multipurpose breed of cattle originating in Punjab province of Pakistan (mainly in Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum and Rawalpindi). It is used for many purposes in it’s native area. The breed is used for milk, meat and draught purposes and also for ploughing. The breed has many color patterns. And they have different names according to their color patterns. The animals with white coat with black spots are called Chitta Burga. Black coat with white spots animals are called Kala Burga.
The animals with white mottles with brown and black patches are called Nuqra. And the animals with red coat with white spots are called Ratta Burga. Currently the Dhanni cattle are mainly found in Jhelum, Attock and Rawalpindi districts in Punjab province of Pakistan. Read more information about the breed below.
Dhanni Cattle Characteristics
Dhanni cattle are of medium sized animals with compact sized body. They have comparatively straight back, small head and fine skin. There are many color patterns of the Dhanni cattle, but majority of the animals consists of black or red/brown spots on a white coat. Both bulls and cows usually have horns, and their horns are stumpy.
They have alert but small ears. They have tight sheath, small dewlap and compact hump. The cows have relatively small udder. Average live body weight of the mature bulls is around 400 kg. The cows are pretty smaller than the bulls. And average live body weight of the mature cows is around 300 kg. Photo and info from Wikipedia.
The Dhanni cattle are multipurpose animals. They are used for both milk and meat production. And also used for draught purposes, including ploughing.
The Dhanni cattle are a sturdy animal having great agility and they are very suitable for light draught work. They are very active and hardy animals. They are good and used for both milk and meat production in their native area. The cows are pretty good milk producers. And on average the cows can produce around 1,000 to 1,200 kg of milk per lactation. Review full breed profile of the Dhanni cattle in the following chart.
Dhanni Cattle | Breed Profile
|Other Name||Chitta Burga, Kala Burga, Nuqra, Ratta Bruga|
|Breed Purpose||Milk, meat and draught|
|Special Notes||Good milk quality, well adapted to native climates, good for meat, very hardy, good for draught purposes|
|Weight||Bulls||Around 400 kg|
|Cows||Around 300 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Coat Color||Many, but majority of the animal consists of black or red/brown spots on a white coat|
|Country/Place of Origin||Pakistan|