Article Id: ARCC3392 | Page : 101 - 103
Citation :- SEASONAL IMPACT OF RATIONS ON MILK YIELD OF MARATHWADI BUFFALO·.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2003.(37):101 - 103
D.O. Patange, S.D. Kalyankar, A.N. Kulkarni and B.V. Gujar
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani - 431401, India


The availability of rations in three seasons (monsoon, winter and summer) and its relative importance on milk yield of Marathwadi buffalo in rural areas of Marathwada region was assessed. The results of the information collected from the 160 sample farmers of the region rearing 210 milch Marathwadi buffaloes is given below. Overall daily ration of milch buffalo consisted of 5.44 ± 0.15, 5.10 ± 0.13 and 2.19 ± 0.16 kg green fodder, dry fodder and concentrates, respectively. The average daily milk production throughout the lactation of buffalo was recorded as 4. 14 ± 0.17 kg. The linear production function analysis has given high significant values for coefficient of determination (R2) and revealed significant impact of green fodder, dry fodder and concentrate on increasing milk yield in all the seasons.



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