CHANDIGARH: The cows and bulls of Haryana will strut their stuff at a cattle show to be organised to select the best cow and bull specimens of indigenous breeds, at the International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research at Bahu Akbarpur village in Rohtak on Friday and Saturday.
The cattle will be judged by a panel in different categories such as the State champion and the breed champion and awarded cash prizes.
Cows of six breeds -- Tharparkar, Rathi, Belahi, Gir, Sahiwal and Murhha — will be able to take part in the show.
A State-level indigenous cow milk yield competition will also be held as part of the show. A total of the two milk recordings on May 6 will be counted as the milk yield of the day for the competition purpose.
Only the indigenous cows possessing true breed characteristics would be eligible to participate.
The State government hopes to promote indigenous breeds and build a brand for the milk of some of the breeds. The government has already decided not to inseminate indigenous breeds of cows with foreign breeds under the cross-breeding programme. It had organised a similar show in February.