Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 38 issue 1 (january to june 2004) : 8 - 13

SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF BOVINE POPULATION IN HIMACHAL PRADESH - A DISTRICT-WISE ANALYSIS

Brij Bala, R.K. Sharma-, S.D. Sharma
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bajaura, Distt. Kullu -175 125,India
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Cite article:- Bala Brij, Sharma- R.K., Sharma S.D. (2024). SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF BOVINE POPULATION IN HIMACHAL PRADESH - A DISTRICT-WISE ANALYSIS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 38(1): 8 - 13. doi: .
_Studies on the cattle and buffalo population in Himachal Pradesh indicated that the population of
former was almost three times the population of latter during the livestock census year 1992. As a
source of draught, the male cattle were preferred, while, buffaloes were the major source of milk. In the total bovine population, the adult females outnumbered the adult males in aU the districts thus resulting in the relatively dense distribution per hectare of gross cropped area. The young stock population showed a direct relationship with the population of adult fem
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