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About   Buffalo

About Buffalo

The term buffalo is used to refer to several different species of bovine animals, including the African buffalo and water Buffalo. Sometimes the term is used incorrectly to refer American Bison, Bison are not a type of Buffalo. In most cases demesticated Buffalo are Water Buffalo.

Water Buffalo (also known as Asian buffalo, or domestic Asian water buffalo) are a large domestic bovid that is native to Southeast Asia. They are one of the largest domestic animals, with adult males weighing between 800-1,200 kilograms (1,765-2,646 pounds) and adult females weighing between 500-800 kilograms (1,102-1,764 pounds).

Breeds of Buffalo

There are the following breeds of Buffalo:

Australian - Breeds of BuffaloAustralian

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In the early 1800s, buffalo were brought to Australia from the eastern Indonesian islands. Today, there are over 30,000 domesticated buffalo in Australia's Northern Territory and an estimated 80,000 feral buffalo.

To stop the spread of tuberculosis and brucellosis, the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry has initiated a program to eradicate all feral buffalo by 1990. The department and the Buffalo Industry Council are s ...

Egyptian - Breeds of BuffaloEgyptian

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The Egyptian buffalo, with its distinctive dark grey hide and lyre or sword-shaped horns, has a long history of being an essential part of the economy and daily life in Egypt. It is believed to have originated from neighboring countries such as India, Iran, and Iraq, dating back to the 7th century.

Throughout the centuries, the Egyptian buffalo has provided valuable resources in the form of meat, milk, and leather. There is no differ ...

Kundhi - Breeds of BuffaloKundhi

Kundhi Buffalo are bred for milk production. They are found in Dadu, Hyderabad, Karachi, Larkana, Nawabshah, Sanghar and Thatta districts in the Sind Province. They are solid black.

They are massive animals. Their average weight at maturity for the male is 600 kg and 375 kg for the female. Their horns are small and spirally twisted. Their udders are large and strong and the longevity of milk production is good.

Malaysian - Breeds of BuffaloMalaysian

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Malaysian Buffalo are a swamp-type buffalo found in western Malaysia. They are used primarily as draft animals. They are usually dark gray and occasionally white and they have crescent horns. They originated from and are similar to Bubalus arnee.

Nili-Ravi - Breeds of BuffaloNili-Ravi

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The Nili-Ravi buffalo, a milk-type buffalo breed, can be traced back to the Indus River Valley civilizations when they were two separate breeds: Nili and Ravi. However, due to similarities in appearance, it became difficult to distinguish between the two, leading to their consolidation into one breed in 1950: the Nili-Ravi.

These buffalo are primarily found in the districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, and Bahaw ...