EFFECT OF FENCELINE FEEDING ON THE BEHAVIOUR AND PERFORMANCE OF LACTATING CROSSBRED COWS

Article Id: ARCC173 | Page : 439-442
Citation :- EFFECT OF FENCELINE FEEDING ON THE BEHAVIOUR AND PERFORMANCE OF LACTATING CROSSBRED COWS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):439-442
Chandan Kumar, M.L. Kamboj and A. Shyam Singh vetchandan@gmail.com
Address : Division of Livestock Production Management National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal -132001, India

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of type of manger on the performance and behaviour of lactating crossbred cows. For this 18 crossbred (Karan-Fries) cows from their 1-3 parity were selected and divided randomly into three groups (control, treatment 1 and treatment 2) as per  their milk yield, body weight having six cows in each group. In control group cows were fed in the elevated manger i.e. 50 cm, above from the ground level, in treatment 1 cows were fed through fenceline consisting of post and rail without partition and in treatment 2 cows were fed though fenceline consisting of post and rail with partitions. Behaviour measured in terms of % aggressive index (AI) and % displacement index (DI) was found to be significantly higher (P

Keywords

Aggressive index (AI) Displacement index (DI) Dry Matter Intake (DMI) Feed wastage Fenceline feeding Post and rail.

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