Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 37 issue 1 (march 2018) : 26-27

Adoption of innovative dairy farming technology in the farmers’ field

S. Senthilkumar
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Veterinary College and Research Institute, (TANUVAS), Tirunelveli-627 358, Tamil Nadu, India.
Cite article:- Senthilkumar S. (2018). Adoption of innovative dairy farming technology in the farmers’ field. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 37(1): 26-27. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1289.
The study was conducted in ten villages of Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu by selecting 50 milk producing households out of which 50% were feeding TANUVAS Mineral Mixture supplement to their cows for the last one year and the other 50% did not feed TANUVAS Mineral Mixture supplement. It has been observed that the average milk yield was approximately 16 per cent higher in cows fed with mineral mixture and average milk yield difference between adopter and non-adopter farmers was 1.69 litres. The incidence of repeat breeding and retention of placenta were lower among the cows of those farmers who adopted mineral mixture technology.  
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