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Which of the following are Indian cattle?

(i) Bos indicus

(ii) Bos domestica

(iii) Bos bubalis

(iv) Bos vulgaris
A. (i) and (iii)

B. (i) and (ii)

C. (ii) and (iii)

D. (iii) and (iv)

Answer :

Bos indicus is the scientific name of zebu cattle and Bos bubalis is the scientific name of buffalo. These are of Indian origin, hence called indigenous breeds.

Indigenous breeds (local breed of a region) of cattle are known for:

(a) Its disease resistance,

(b) Good milk yield around 1200-1900 per lactation.

(c) Despite being lethargic and slow they can also be used for road and field works.

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