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The Nelore [[breeds|breed]] origins date back over 2000 years when the Aryan people brought the ancestors of this breed to India. These ancestors were called Ongole, the change of name to Nelore happened in Brazil by some authors as a synonym to Ongole.  
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The Nelore [[breeds|breed]] origins date back over 2000 years when the Aryan people brought the ancestors of this breed to India.  
  
The Nelore is of the Bos indicus species and has the characteristic hump above its shoulders and loose skin. It is usually white in colour with a black skin, muzzle and tail, and they have comparatively long legs which helped them walk in water when grazing. Nelore have the shortest ears of most Bos indicus types. The Nelore are horned, these are thick brown horns that point up but there is a naturally polled strain of the breed too.  
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The Nelore is of the Bos indicus species and has the characteristic hump above its shoulders and loose skin. It is usually white in colour with a black skin, muzzle and tail, and they have comparatively long legs which helped them walk in water when grazing. Nelore have the shortest ears of most Bos indicus types.  
  
The Nelore has heat and insect resistance due to its loose, thick black skin and covering of white hair which reflects the suns rays, this breed has sweat glands that are twice as big and 30% more numerous compared to european breeds. It has a slow metabolism which creates less heat and enables it to feed less often adding to its high resistance to bloat.
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Nelores have long, deep bodies with clear underlines, keeping vulnerable parts out of the way of infection. Cows have small udders and short teats, while bulls' sheaths are also short. These characteristics contribute to the breed’s reproductive efficiency. Nelore dams have a long and prolific reproductive life, pronounced mothering ability, and plenty of milk for their calves. The Nelore cows calve very easily due to their greater frame, wide pelvic opening and larger birth canal, which reduces the incidence of distocia.
 

Latest revision as of 23:36, 12 March 2013

The Nelore breed origins date back over 2000 years when the Aryan people brought the ancestors of this breed to India.

The Nelore is of the Bos indicus species and has the characteristic hump above its shoulders and loose skin. It is usually white in colour with a black skin, muzzle and tail, and they have comparatively long legs which helped them walk in water when grazing. Nelore have the shortest ears of most Bos indicus types.

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