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Priced at Rs 25 cr, Murrah bull star attraction at Agri summit

Press Trust of India  |  Surajkund (Har) 

Shehenshah, a Murrah bull valued at a whopping Rs 25 crore, has become the star attraction at the three-day Agri-Leadership Summit-2017 here.

Shehenshah's owner Narinder Singh, who owns a dairy farm in Didwari village, said the 4-year-old bull also won in a beauty contest for animals in in 2016.

The Summit is being organised by the Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Department in district from March 18 to 20.

The bull stands tall at 5 feet 10 inches and he has tail-to-head length of 15.5 feet, Singh said, claiming that Shehenshah's mother yielded 27 kg milk a day.

An official release said that the owner claims his bull is valued at Rs 25 crore.

Shehenshah's daily diet includes 10 kg of milk and half kg of ghee, he said.

Singh said he was engaged in quality breeding of animals, and his dairy farm had a total of 180 bovines, including buffaloes and cows.

Apart from Shehenshah, another bull named Rustam owned by Dalel Singh of Gatauli village, was also the centre of attraction at the Summit.

Rustam has a height of 5.7 feet and tail-to-head length of 16.5 feet. His daily meals included 20-kg milk, carrots and fruits, the bull's owner said.

Dalel said Rustam had won first place in the 9th National Livestock Championship held in Punjab's Muktsar in 2016.

He said he earned Rs 50 lakh every year by selling Rustam's semen.

Also, Sultan, another bull from Budhakhera village, with a height of six feet and tail-to-head length of 16 feet, caught eye balls at the Summit.

Notably, there is also a huge demand for high-yielding Murrah buffaloes in It is mainly found in northern and central India and is considered among the best high-yield native breed.

On the occasion, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, S S Ahluwalia and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal presented a tractor to Sajjan Singh, a progressive farmer of Bhaktar Kheri.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 20:57 IST