Buffalo

Buffalo farming is not a new concept in the new world. Wild water buffaloes were domesticated in the Indian subcontinent about 5000 years ago, and about 4000 years ago in China.

There are two types of water buffaloes which are raised by the farmers. These two types are recognized based on morphological and behavioral criteria.

These recognized two types are the river buffalo and the swamp buffalo. The river buffaloes are found in the Indian subcontinent and further west to the Balkans and Italy.

Australian Buffalo: Characteristics, Uses & Breed Information

The Australian buffalo is a feral breed of water buffalo which is found in the Northern Territory. It is also known as the Australian Swamp Buffalo, Riverine Buffalo (river-type) and Australiano (in Venezuela). It is actually a descendant of water buffaloes brought to the Northern Territory to Timor, Kisar and other islands of Indonesia. It …

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Italian Mediterranean Buffalo: Characteristics, Origin & Uses

The Italian Mediterranean buffalo is of the River sub-type of water buffalo. It is also known as Bufala Mediterranea Italiana. As the name suggests, it is actually an Italian water buffalo breed. It is similar to the buffalo breeds of Romania, Hungary and the Balkan countries. Currently the Italian Mediterranean buffalo breed is found throughout …

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