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Vice President calls for Protecting the "Ongole" Cattle Breed

Published on May 27, 2019
Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for protecting the "Ongole" cattle breed.


  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released a compendium on the Ongole breed of cattle at Vijayawada recently.
  • He also stressed that cattle wealth was national wealth.
  • Mr.Naidu highlighted that Brazil has imported these cattle breeds and produced hybrid Ongoles to earn huge revenue through export whereas in India, this cattle is neglected.

About the Ongole cattle:

  • Ongole cattle is an indigenous cattle breed that originates from Prakasam District in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The breed derives its name from the place the breed originates from, Ongole.
  • The Ongole breed of cattle, Bos Indicus, has a great demand as it is said to possess resistance to both foot and mouth disease and mad cow disease.
  • The Ongole is one of the heaviest breeds.
  • They weigh approximately half a ton, are 1.7 meters in height and have a body length of 1.6 meters and girth measuring 2 meters.
  • These cattle are commonly used in bull fights in Mexico and some parts of East Africa due to their strength and aggressiveness.
  • They also participate in traditional bull fights in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.


Q. Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for protecting which cattle breed of India?
a. Nagori
b. Ongole
c. Ponwar
d. Sunandini
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