Buffalo are not exotic animals but farm
There are 180,000,000 water buffalos in the
world, 100 million in India.
Water Buffalo Used for:
Buffalo have been in this country for 18 years,
approximately 3500 living now.
& Syncerina Asian Water Buffalo
Bison are the American Buffalo that are not in either
group. African or the Cape Buffalo are wild and to this
date have not been domesticated.
on the other hand is a species with three historical
Tamaraw - is a small type found in Mindoro,
Philippines and are almost extinct.
Anoa - is a dwarf type found in Indonesia.
Arni - the type we have has been domesticated
for over 5,000 years.
These animals are hardy, resistant to internal
and external parasites. Friendly, intelligent and can
become pets very easily. Growth, they get fat on land
where cattle starve. Due to the rich milk they produce,
calves will out gain cattle at weaning age. A buffalo
cow will produce 20 to 30 calves in her
Weight at birth averages 80 pounds. We have had
many weigh 98 to 114 pounds. At 6 months, it is not
uncommon for a bull calf to weigh 700 pounds at weaning
age and at one year weigh 950 pounds. At maturity a
bull will weigh about 1500 to 2200 pounds. Cows
weigh from 1200 to 1600 pounds.
Through proper nutrition and management our cows
calve every year after. In India they start producing at
approximately 5 years and only calve every 3 to 4 years.
Our heifers give birth at two or three and calve
Gestation is 10 1/2 months. Water buffalo do not
breed with cattle or bison due to the different number
of chromosomes. Lifespan of 25 to 35 years.
wounded or severely stressed, the domesticated water
buffalo is one of the gentlest of
all farm animals.
Buffalo adapt to a variety of climates from Russia,
the Balkan countries, to Asia, Egypt, Americas and the