Ogaden Zebu

Lowland Zebu
Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu
Special Characteristics: 
Similar to the Ethiopian Boran with well developed hump and large dewlap; horns are short; mainly used for milk, but are also good beef animals (Rege and Tawah, 1999).
Main Location: 
Found in the Ogaden area of Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
The Ogaden cattle are described as a strain of the Borana occupying the Ogaden rangelands of south-eastern Ethiopia (Rege and Tawah, 1999), but it is not clear why they are classified as a small rather than Large East African Zebu. Felius (1995) identified this breed to be the same as the Jijiga, but the reported phenotypic descriptions are not the same.