Suitable cow for high temparature climate

Dear All,

Which is the best suitable cow for high temperature climate(40c+ in summers) with good milk yielding capacity.
We are located in Anantapur dist AP.
Thanks…

Regards
Mohan

Mohan,

Go for the desi cows like the malenadu gidda, Red Sindhi, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Rathi and Gir. Even jersey’s arewell adapted to indian conditions. Stay away from Holsteins unless you are willing to keep them in controlled environment.

Also check this link    farmnest.com/forum/animal-farmin … reed-cows/

Rgds

Thanks Agri.

What about the commercial viability of the Indian breeds?

Regards
Mohan 

Dear Mr Mohan,
Dairy farming with indigenous milch  breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Red Sindhi & Rathi is  commercially viable. One can avail subsidy under DEDS for dairy farming with indigenous  mich breed cows. These  cows are  well adapted to our agro-climatic condition & are more  disease resistant  in comparison to CB cows. To know more about economic viability of indigenous cow farming you can go through dairy farming project reports of my website [size=120]www.odishavet.com  Dr.A.K.KAR [/size]

Dear Mr. Mohan,

        First option is Tharparkar for ur query. And second option will be Red Sindhi and Sahiwal for hotter climates. Other breeds performance ll reduced sure depends on climate I think.

Regards,
Anbu