Rohtak: To raise awareness about animal health and promote domestic cattle breeds, a unique beauty pageant was organised in Haryana's Rohtak town on Saturday where hundreds of cows and bulls walked the ramp.
The experts at the event judged the animals based on their size and overall looks, like the length of their horns and their milk-yielding capacities.
At the end of the event, the judges selected 18 winners in various categories from more than 630 animals, from the healthiest to best-looking cows and bulls, the Times of India reported.
“On the ramp, the bovines displayed their individuality. Some sashayed with casual grace, while others dug in their heels and had to be pulled and prodded by their owners to walk for the judges,” the report said.
The farmers led their wining cows with pride at the sprawling grounds of the International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research.
“I have brought my best cow for the show and she has won a prize,'' the report quoted Randhir Singh, a farmer from Dwarka, as saying.
According to Prem Singh, in charge of animal husbandry in Rohtak, said only indigenous breeds were allowed to take part in the contest because the state government was trying to popularize local breeds of cows.
Farmers from 21 districts of Haryana participated in the event.