The Nagori cattle are a breed of domestic cattle which are raised primarily for agricultural work purposes. They are a draught breed of cattle and known to have originated in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, India. They are classified into the short-horned white or light gray cattle with a long coffin-shaped skull, orbital arches which do not prominent, and their face is slightly convex in profile.
The Nagori cattle are named after the name of their home tract. They are also found in adjoining Nokha tehsil of Bikaner district and Jodhpur district. It has been suggested that the blood of grey cattle with lyre-horn might have entered into the composition of Nagori cattle.
Taking into consideration the proximity of the native homes Kankrej cattle in the south and southwest and Hariana in the north and north east, it seems that the Nagori cattle may have developed from these two groups. Read some more information about this cattle breed below.
Nagori Cattle Characteristics
Nagori cattle are upstanding, fine and big animals. They are usually of white and grey color. They have long, deep and powerful frames which make them excellent animals for agricultural works. They have long and narrow face and their forehead is flat and not so prominent. They have well developed quarters with straight backs. Eyes of the Nagori cattle are small, clear and bright and the eyelids are rather heavy and overhanging. Both bulls and cows have horns, and their horns are of moderate size, emerge from the outer angles of the poll in an outward direction. The horns are carried upwards with a gentle curve to turn in at the points.
The Nagori cattle have large ears which are pendulous. Their neck is short, fine and looks powerful and the dewlap is small and fine. The cows have relatively small hump. While the bulls have well developed but not so firm hump. They have strong legs with compact hooves. The sheath is small and their tail is moderate in length reaching just below the hocks. Skin of these animals is slightly loose and fine, and the cows generally have well developed udders with large teats. Info from ansi.okstate.edu and photo from Wikipedia.
The Nagori cattle are mainly used as a draught animal. They are used for transportation and agricultural works. The breed is also good for milk production for small family consumption.
Nagori cattle breed is very strong and hardy and they are excellent for all agricultural works such as plowing, cultivation drawing water from wells etc. It is one of the most famous trotting draft cattle breeds of India. And the breed is also generally appreciated for fast road work. The breed is also pretty good for milk production for small family consumption. On average the cows can produce up to 600 kg of milk per lactation. Their milk is of good quality containing an average milk fat of 5.8 percent. However, review full breed profile of the Nagori cattle in the chart below.
Nagori Cattle | Breed Profile
|Breed Purpose||Mainly draught, also milk|
|Special Notes||Strong, hardy, good for all agricultural works|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Coat Color||Usually white and gray|
|Country/Place of Origin||India|