REPRODUCTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN CATTLE UNDER TROPICAL CONDITIONS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SUDAN- A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC2489 | Page : 68 - 73
Citation :- REPRODUCTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN CATTLE UNDER TROPICAL CONDITIONS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SUDAN- A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2008.(29):68 - 73
I. MK. Abdel Rahman and T.A. Alemam
Address : Al zaeim Al azhari University-Khartoum North, 13311-Sudan

Abstract

The reproductive and productive performance of exotic breeds in tropical countries is different
from what they usually achieve in their original home-land. This is due to the harsh environmental
conditions and different climatic conditions beside the rather poor managemental systems. The
Holstein-Friesian (HF) cattle can be bred and maintained in tropical environments, although
performing less well than Friesians maintained in temperate climates. The observed performance of Holstein-Friesian (HF) under Sudan conditions is commendable. The means for age at first calving,calving interval, service period, number of services per conception, lactation milk yield, daily m ilk yield, lactation length and dry period are 29.8 months, 433.1 days, 167.8 days, 2.3, 4605.5 litres, 15.1 litres, 322.1 days and 90.0 days, respectively.

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