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Nyoro -cow- Uganda

(local/other name)

(most common name):
(local/other name):
• Nsoga
• Serere

The Nyoro is a Sanga-Zebu intermediate that belongs to the Ankole-Zebu cattle group.

The Nyoro is believed to originate from Ankole cattle being crossed with both Large East African Zebu cattle and Small East African Zebu cattle (mainly the Nkedi).

The Nyoro is a breed local name for the Nganda that is used in the kingdom of Bunyoro and the towns of Hoima and Masindi — all in western Uganda.

Ankole cattle are found in East Africa in an area extending from Lake Albert (formerly Lake Mobutu) to Lake Tanganyika. (Both lakes belong to a series of lakes known as the African Great Lakes.)

Ankole cattle are described as having:
• very long horns
• medium-long heads
• short necks with large dewlaps
• narrow chests

This page was last updated on: 2023-05-19

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