TEMPERAMENT OF MURRAH BUFFALOES IN DIFFERENT LACTATIONS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE MILK YIELD

Article Id: ARCC811 | Page : 219 - 222
Citation :- TEMPERAMENT OF MURRAH BUFFALOES IN DIFFERENT LACTATIONS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE MILK YIELD.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2011.(45):219 - 222
R.M.V. Prasad, P. Jaya Laxmi and D. Sreenivas Kumar
Address : Department of Livestock Production and Management, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram - 521 102, India

Abstract

The investigation was taken up to study general temperament of Murrah buffaloes during milking with its influence on the milk yield. A total of 200 buffaloes in different lactations were observed for their general temperament and milk yield. It was observed from the data that the restless and slightly restless animals are more frequent in primiparous animals (35.18 and 33.33% respectively) followed by docile (24.07%), aggressive and nervous animals (3.7% each), while in second, third and fourth lactations, docile animals were more frequent (73.33, 57.40 and 59.37%, respectively) when compared to other temperaments. The average daily milk yield in docile, restless, slightly restless, aggressive and nervous categories was 6.65 ± 0.15, 6.49 ± 0.34, 5.67 ± 0.26, 4.91 ± 0.30 and 4.56 ± 0.34 Kg, respectively with a significant (P

Keywords

Temperament Parity Milk production Murrah buffaloes.

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