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Breeds of Livestock - Bengali Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Bengali Cattle


Also Known By: Chittagong Red, Kamdhino, Madaripur, North Bangladesh Grey

The Bengali originated in what is now Bangladesh and Bengal, India. It is one of the Zebu or Bos indicus breeds native to India. The Bengali ranges in size from small to dwarf. The image on the right side of this page shows the size comparison between a mature Gir and Bengali animal.




Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.


R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University




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