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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Assessment of comparative feeding practices in lactating cattle and buffaloes in Jhajjar District of Haryana

Author(s):
Ravinder, Narender Singh Maan, Anuj Singh, Ramsawroop, Sandeep Kumar and Jyotsana
Abstract:
The research was conducted to study the feeding practices and nutritional requirements of cattle and buffalo in Jhajjar district of Haryana. The survey was conducted accordingly during March to April 2021 (Rabi season). Jhajjar district was divided into five blocks, from each block, three villages were randomly selected to have a fairly representative sample. In each village, twelve families were approached, six for cattle data and another six for buffalo data under each category, making a total of almost 180 families. Berseem was the commonly used green fodder used by 70% of farmers followed by oat fodder (56.11%) to fed as green fodder to their lactating cattle and buffaloes. In dry fodders, wheat straw was the preferred over all dry fodders and used in every block by most of the farmers (88.88%) followed by kadbi (40%). The average body weight of cattle in Jhajjar district was 387.82 kg, ranged from 345.00 kg to 425.00 kg and the milk yield ranged from 7.00 kg/day to 18.00 kg/day, averaged as 10.4 kg/day. The average body weight of buffaloes was 498.00 kg and the average daily milk yield of buffaloes was 9.64 kg/day. The present studies revealed that the number of cattle and buffaloes deficit in protein were more than the DM and TDN. We found that 40% cattle and 42.22% buffaloes deficient in CP comparing to 26.67% and 27.77% DM deficient and 24.44% and 31.11% TDN deficient, respectively. In total, 12.22%, 16.67%, 100%, 81.11% and 46.67% cattle were deficient in Ca, P, Zn, Cu and Mn, respectively in Jhajjar district. In total, at an average 12.22%, 16.67%, 100%, 81.11% and 46.67% buffaloes were underfed in Ca, P, Zn, Cu and Mn, respectively.
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How to cite this article:
Ravinder, Narender Singh Maan, Anuj Singh, Ramsawroop, Sandeep Kumar and Jyotsana. Assessment of comparative feeding practices in lactating cattle and buffaloes in Jhajjar District of Haryana. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 639-642.

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