publication . Article . 2010

Cholistan and Cholistani Breed of Cattle

U. Farooq, H. A. Samad*, F. Sher1, M. Asim1 and M. Arif Khan2;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2010 Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal (issn: 0253-8318, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Cholistan, once a green and prosperous land with the source of water being the ancient Hakra River, was also the cradle of great Hakra Valley Civilization. It is sprawled at an area of 26,000 Km2, located between the latitudes 27º42´and 29º45´North and longitudes 69º52´and 75º24´East. The bioclimatic system of Cholistan falls under the category of “tropical desert” with very scanty rainfall. Geomorphologically, the soils of Cholistan are a complex blend of river alluvium and Aeolin sands. Based on topography, type of soil and vegetation, this desert is divided into two geomorphic regions: the Lesser Cholistan (the Northern 7,770 Km² region) and the Greater Choli...
free text keywords: Cattle, Cholistan, Hakra river, Pastoralists, Performance traits, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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