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The breed Gyr is from India, in the south of peninsula Catiavar and they are created within the continent. It's a mixed breed, meat producer and with high capacity for milk production.

In the past, many farmers gave great importance to breed characters of less economic importance, and then developed to the selection of herds and lineage with more productive capacity, for both meat and milk. The qualities of dairy cows are quite distinct. They try to select a variety of milk. In some livestock, the production is regular on half-housing.

The persistence of lactation is not a problem for these herds; cows can produce milk for over 305 days. Their average productivity (3.233kg) can keep the herd with minimum levels of supplementation, likely to be maintained only with handling in improved pastures. During the dry season, the cows do not show a drop in milk production, since it met in terms of minimum nutritional requirement for their production levels. The animals are extremely docile, good natured and easy to treat, facilitating the creation scheme confined.

The Gyr Cows adapt easily to milking, even older ones, which were created in the system of calves at side. The calf is easily raised, using artificial feeding bottle or in one of cows' breasts during or after milking. It can be, easily worked with mechanical milking in Gyr cows.

The Gyr Dairy cows show their productive potential with less food and they suffer less from the food restriction, because their metabolism rate and food intake is lower in relation to race taurine, requiring lower replacement food.