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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Udder type traits: A selection criterion in indigenous dairy cattle

Author(s):
Dr. Oshin Togla, Sagar Kadyan, Shivam Bhardwaj, Ishmeet Kumar, Shilpa Gujral and Yaser Mushtaq Wani
Abstract:
Dairy cattle conformation is a very crucial trait as it serves being the basis for selection of cows in breeding herds. Cattle conformation is related with production and nonproduction traits, subsequently with production efficiency of the animal. It becomes essential to include type traits in the selection criteria of the dairy cattle to attain the wholesome benefit from the animal without facing adverse consequences on animal health. Udder and teat type traits are one of the type traits that have significant influence on the overall production, health and reproduction traits of the dairy cattle. The importance of udder and teat type traits have been discussed in the paper with main emphasis on the relation of these traits with milk production and longevity of the animal. To maximise the profitability and overall improvement of the dairy herd, it is recommended to include the udder type traits and other relevant traits in the selection indices of the indigenous dairy cattle.
Pages: 2639-2643  |  407 Views  183 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Oshin Togla, Sagar Kadyan, Shivam Bhardwaj, Ishmeet Kumar, Shilpa Gujral and Yaser Mushtaq Wani. Udder type traits: A selection criterion in indigenous dairy cattle. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2639-2643.

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