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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Order of entry at milking and its relationship with milk yield, udder health and milk composition in jersey crossbred cows

Author(s):
Ajit Kumar and Dilip Kumar Mandal
Abstract:
In dairy cows, order of entry into the milking parlour is fairly consistent. Dairy cows organise themselves into a specific and highly repeatable order for entering the milking area. Primiparous cows have significant relation between milk yield and entrance order into the milking parlour. The aim of present study was to investigate order of entry of cows at milking and its association with udder health, milk yield and milk compositions in Jersey crossbred cows in tropical climate. The experiment was conducted on Jersey crossbred cows maintained at organized dairy farm at ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Eastern Regional Station, Kalyani, West Bengal, India and order of entry at milking were studied during milking time and its relationship with udder health and milk yield and compositions. Entry order pattern at milking reveals Kendall’s concordance (Kw) value ranges from 0.56 to 0.89 that mean there was some agreement with in the animals of same batch for entering into the milk parlour. Entry order had no significant impact on milk yield and udder health. However, cows having mid entry into the parlour had better udder health as compared to early and late entry ordered cows. Cows of early entry order had higher milk yield as compared to animals entered mid and late levels. Milk composition showing no significant difference among entry order levels except fat per cent.
Pages: 298-301  |  302 Views  74 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ajit Kumar and Dilip Kumar Mandal. Order of entry at milking and its relationship with milk yield, udder health and milk composition in jersey crossbred cows. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 298-301.

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