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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Study on feeding management practices of dairy animals in Tarai region of Maharajganj district of U.P. (India)

Vijay Chandra and DP Singh
A field survey was conducted during February’2018 to January’2021, on the feeding management practices of dairy animals owners in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh. The data were collected from 200 dairy animal owners randomly selected from two Tehsil (Nichlaul & Maharajganj Sadar) of Maharajganj district through personal interview with the help of pre-tested structured schedule. The present study revealed that majority (83.50%) of respondents followed stall feeding as well as grazing system while, only 16.50% of the respondents followed stall feeding system. The 80.50% and all respondents fed green non-leguminous and grass to their milking animals, respectively, wheat straw was major ingredient (95%) used as dry fodder. About (41.50%) of respondents fed compound cattle feed as concentrate to their milking animals based on milk production (36%), mainly after milking (52.50%). Majority of Respondents (95%) practiced to feed green / dry fodders as such to their Dairy animals. Majority of the respondents (50.50%) practiced to feed concentrates to their advance pregnant heifers last 2 months of pregnancy and majority of the respondents (85%) followed special feeding after calving. Only (36.50%) of respondents provided mineral mixture supplements to their Dairy animals and 83.50% respondents did not provide extra salt to their Dairy animals. All of the respondents followed practices colostrum feeding to newborn calves but only (44.50%) of the respondents fed colostrum to the newborn calf before expulsion of placenta. All of the respondents allowed the calves to suckle only one teat of their dams for an average five minutes.
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How to cite this article:
Vijay Chandra and DP Singh. Study on feeding management practices of dairy animals in Tarai region of Maharajganj district of U.P. (India). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1625-1629.

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