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Nili (Ravi) Buffalo Breed

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Nilli Ravi Bufallo


This buffalo has all four legs white and on its head it have a white patch. This buffalo have patches five places on its body thats why it is called Panchkula (a place in Punjab) which also means five irrigation canals. This is a riverine type of water buffalo and its main homeland in Pakistan and it is found it Punjab (India) as well. This Raavi breed looks like Murrah breed but produces less milk than Murrah. On an average they produce 10 litre of milk per day but the animals producing 20 litre are in common.

This buffalo is a seasonal breeder. It breeds from Sept to Feb. it does not breed in summers months. It is for this reason, summer months are lean milk producing months. Almost all the animals are in down pregnancy during summers in India. It is only after Sep-Oct that they start calving.  Milk production during Dec & Jan month is high. They produce 3000 to 4000 litre of milk in 305 days (10 Months)

Their maturity is over three years. They keep on calving for about 10 lactations however some animals may also calve for 14 times. That is they are vey much productive for about 20 years.  They done suffer of Foot & Mouth disease like in exotic cattle. They also do not suffer of mad cow disease. These animals suffer of pulmonary infection i.e. hemorrhagic septicemia (HS). HS used to kill many buffalos, however now vaccination is available to protect from HS.

These animals are water loving, they love wallowing. It is for this reason that these animals are safe in floods for many days. Their males, have been used in draft and transportation without castration. So these males are used for breeding purpose as well.

जैसा कि अगले पृष्ट के चित्रा में दिखाया गया है, इसके चारों नीचे से घूटने तक सफेद होते है तथा यह पाकिस्तान में रावी नदि के किनारे ज्यादा पायी जाती है।

और इसे पंजाब में भी देखी जा सकती हैं। यह मुर्रा की तरह ही दिखाई देती है। इसका दुग्ध उत्पादन मुर्रा से कम होता है।

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