India’s first IVF calf of which dwarf cattle breed was born recently in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar?

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Austin Dcruz asked 04-Feb-2022 in Current affair by Austin Dcruz

India’s first IVF calf of which dwarf cattle breed was born recently in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar? 


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Anonymous User answered 06-Feb-2022 by Anonymous User
The first IVF calf born in India was a Punganur cow-calf in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. With less than 500 cows, the Punganur breed is among the earth's tiniest breeds of cattle.

Punganur dwarf cattle are among the world's tiniest humped cattle breeds, having originated in the Chitoor District of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The Punganur breed's milk is full of fat. While cow milk typically has a fat level of 3 to 3.5 percent, Punganur milk has an 8 percent fat content.

India’s first IVF calf of which dwarf cattle breed was born recently in Maharashtra

The breed is called after Punganur, a town in the Chittoor district on the Deccan Plateau's south-eastern edge. The animals are white or light grey, with a large forehead and short horns. It is 70–90 cm tall and weighs 115–200 kg on average. The cow produces 3 to 5 liters of milk each day and consumes 5 kilograms of grain per day. It is extremely drought-resistant and can thrive only on dry feed.

The below are among the breed's qualities:

  • The back slopes downhill from the head to the hindquarters.
  • The tail is hitting the floor.
  • Slightly movable horns, virtually flat along the rear and usually at varying levels.