Bargur Breed

Sri Dronagiri Swamy Krupe
A leashed stud bull – Photo by Pon Dheepankar
Two stud bulls locking horns among the herd – Photo by Pon Dheepankar

“For spirit, power of endurance and speed in trotting, they are said to be unsurpassed”

– Captain R.W.Littlewood I.A.S, Deputy Director of Agriculture, Livestock, Livestock of Southern India, 1936 on the breed.

The fiery breed of the scenic Andiyur hills of Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India.

A stud bull resting in shade inside the forest – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam
Majestic Nandi – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam
Cows and calves feeding on hay – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam
A lone calf in the cow pen at noon – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam
A lingayat tending his cattle back to its pen in the evening – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam
A lingayat tending his cattle back to its pen in the evening – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam
Cattle back at the pen at dusk – Photo: Sivakumar Venkatachalam

 

A stud bull in the pen