GROWTH PATTERN AND ITS RElATION WITH VARIOUS BODY MEASUREMENTS IN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN AND JERSEY CALVES

Article Id: ARCC3484 | Page : 100 - 103
Citation :- GROWTH PATTERN AND ITS RElATION WITH VARIOUS BODY MEASUREMENTS IN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN AND JERSEY CALVES.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2001.(35):100 - 103
N.P. Singh-, V.P. Belsare and A.M. Patel
Address : Department of Livestock Production, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry~ Anand - 388 001, India

Abstract

The experiment was conducted on 28 Holstein Friesian and Jersey calves. The calves were maintained as per the routine feeding and management practices of the farm. The average birth weight and average daily gain in weight of Jersey calve of male and female were 19.14±1.45 and 19.00±1.77 kg and 0.343±0.29 and 0.33±0.019 g respectively. While, respective values in Holstein Friesian calves were 36.5±1.99 and 34.71±2.35 kg and 0.402±0.024 and 0.46±0.027 g. The result indicated that male Holstein Friesian calves were more in birth weight and average daily gain in weight as compare to Holstein Friesian female and Jersey male and female calves. The correlations of average daily gain in weight in Jersey and Holstein Friesian calves with body measurement were non-significant. The correlation coefficient between various body measurements were highly significant. The R2 values of prediction equations for average daily gain in weight with various body measurements in Holstein Friesian and Jersey group of calves were 74 and 90 respectively.

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