Top 10 Major Milk Producing Cow Breeds in India 2023
1. Holstein Friesian:
This breed originated in the Netherlands and is known for its high milk yield. Holstein Friesian cows are popular for their black and white markings.
Originally from the Channel Island of Jersey, this breed is known for its small size and high butterfat content in milk. Jerseys are known for their fawn coloration.
Indigenous to India, Sahiwal cows are known for their adaptability to the tropical climate and high milk production. They have a reddish-brown coat color.
Originating in the Gir forest of Gujarat, the Gir breed is known for its high milk yield and adaptability to various climates. They have a distinct reddish-to-brown coat color.
5. Red Sindhi:
Hailing from the Sindh region of Pakistan, Red Sindhi cows are well adapted to the Indian climate and are valued for their high milk production. They have a reddish-brown coat color.
Indigenous to Rajasthan, Rathi cows are well-suited to arid conditions and have a good milk yield. They have a predominantly red coat color.
Originating in the Thar Desert region, Tharparkar cows are known for their adaptability to hot and arid climates and their ability to produce good quantities of milk. They have a white or light gray coat color.
This breed is native to the Kankrej region of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Kankrej cows are well-adapted to hot climates and are appreciated for their milk production and draught capabilities.
Indigenous to the Hariana region of Punjab and Haryana, these cows are well-adapted to the Indian climate and have good milk production. They have a predominantly white coat color.
Originating in the Andhra Pradesh region, Ongole cows are known for their strength, endurance, and milk production. They have a predominantly white or gray coat color.