First National Report Of Pakistan to the Convention on Biological Diversity Ministry of Environment Government of Pakistan Contents
Source: Aslam Malik, Livestock Department, Government of the Punjab
Due to expansion of the irrigation system in the Punjab, two separate breeds of buffalo, the Nili and the Ravi, have inter-bred so much that they are now classified as one breed. Thoroughbred horses were imported from Britain in the early 20th century and raised in military stud farms. Fifty thousand thoroughbred horses were exported to England during the Second World War.
Pakistan has given the world some excellent breeds of cows. The Sahiwal cow has been exported to many countries and is noted for its large milk productivity. A brief account of the major breeds is given below, while the detailed list is given in Appendix F.
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