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Vice President of India called for protecting and promoting the indigenous Ongole cattle breed which became popular all over the World. He released a Compendium on Ongole breed of cattle at the Swarna Bharat Trust in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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Overview & Compendium

  • Asserting cattle wealth as the national wealth the Vice President pointed out that Brazil which is producing hybrid Ongoles is gaining huge revenues through the import of these cattles.

  • India do not focus enough attention on its own indigenous breed and now the time has come for promoting Ongole cattle breed and also to take up research on animal.

  • The Concerned officials were asked to expedite the works at National Kamadhenu Breeding Centre, Chintaladevi in Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Indian agriculture is facing many challenges thus stressed need for multi-pronged efforts from all stakeholders to double the income of farmers by making agriculture sustainable and profitable. He urged farmers to take up backyard poultry and in house dairy for fetching additional income.

Compedium

  • The Compendium has 1200-page which traces history of animal, from year 1885 to 2016.

  • It provides information from 13 books and 80 research findings on Ongole Cattle.

  • Mullapudi Narendranath and former Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Department, Adusumilli Madhusudan Rao were credited for compilation of the Compendium.

Ongole Cattle Breed

  • They are known for their toughness, high milk yield, rapid growth rate, tolerance to tropical heat and natural resistance to both foot and mouth disease (FMD) and mad cow disease.

  • Ongole is the name of the place from which the breed name has been actually derived. The place actually occupies a small area between Gundlakamma and Musi rivers in Andhra Pradesh. It is also nicknamed as ‘Nelore cattle ’ as Ongole was once part of the Nellore area.

  • Ongole cattle are indigenous to Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh in India.

  • The Ongole bull has great demand all over the world.

  • In Brazil, population of Ongole off-breed is around several millions.

  • The USA’s famous ‘Santa Gertrudis breed’ have Ongole blood. They are used in bull fights not only in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, but also in Mexico and some parts of East Africa.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 29, 2019

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