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Azaouak cattle.Place of Origin: East Mali, West Central Niger, and North West Nigeria

Uses: Pack and Dairy

Relationship to other breeds: West African (shorthorned) Zebu, Similar to Shuwa

Characteristics: Short horns, drooping ears, and a loose hide. They vary in color, but the main color is a mix primarily red with some white.

Azaouak cow.Breed Societies: Hausa Shanun Adar, Fulani Azawa, Azawal

Synonyms: Arab, Damerghou or Tagama (Niger), Tuareg

Proscribed Names: Not Azawak, Azawa, Azawaje, Azawal




I.L.Mason. (1996). A world dictionary of livestock breeds, types and varieties. CAB INTERNATIONAL.


Larry W. Harms, Alexandria, Virginia.

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