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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1553-1557

Chevaadu – A New Registered Sheep Breed of Tamil Nadu, India
T. Ravimurugan*
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Nagercoil – 629 601, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The population of Chevaadu sheep is considered as cultural identity of people of southern Tamil Nadu. Mamman Kida and Kida Vettu are the two important cultural events / festivals of southern Tamil Nadu; they prefer only Chevaadu rams for these festivals. Considering the significant role of this breed of sheep being played in the rural livelihood of communities rearing them for meat, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) contributed a significant role for elevation of Chevaadu to a level of a registered breed.

Keywords: Chevaadu, Sheep, Tamil Nadu.

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Ravimurugan, T. 2017. Chevaadu – A New Registered Sheep Breed of Tamil Nadu, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1553-1557. doi:
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