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Breeds of Livestock - Jaulan Cattle

Breeds of Livestock - Jaulan Cattle


The Sharabi is native to the northern cultivated areas of Iraq along the Tirgis River, the Sharabi is long in both body and leg.  The hump is rather small which leads some to believe that is is derived from a mizture of humped and humpless cattle.  The black-and-white and sometimes whiteback coloration  as well as the upturned small horns suggest a relationship to the Jaulan of Syria.

The Sharabi is generally considered a poor dairy animal but some females have been known to attain milk yeilds of 6.8 kg per day.

Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

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

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