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The Lakhimi Cattle is found in all parts of Assam. This dual-purpose ‘desi’ breed is reared for milking and draught purposes. Bullocks of this breed are excellent draft animals and are used for carting and ploughing during paddy cultivation. The total population of the Lakhimi cattle is about 79 to 80 lakhs. This breed is known for its heat tolerance, disease resistance, adaptability to harsh agro-climatic conditions, and also for its ability to survive and perform under scarce feed and fodder.


In rural areas the cattle are reared under the traditional management system – let loose during the day, while at night they are tied in their loosely made sheds. In urban areas, intensive management system is practised where cows are kept in shelters and are stall-fed with cut grasses, tree leaves, roughages and concentrates. A study was undertaken in the format of National Bureau of Animal Genetics Resources (NBAGR) for evaluation of the breed under field conditions, and for strategizing the breed improvement programmes in various areas of Assam.

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Surabhivana continues in its endeavour to support the conservation and development of our native breeds of cattle.