Comparative Analysis of Performance Traits of Different Dairy Cattle Reared in the Srinagar City of J&K

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1521    | Article Id: DR-1521 | Page : 135-138
Citation :- Comparative Analysis of Performance Traits of Different Dairy Cattle Reared in the Srinagar City of J&K.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2020.(39):135-138
Henna Hamadani, Azmat Alam Khan, Mohammad Tufail Banday, Hilal Musadiq Khan endolf123@gmail.com
Address : Division of Livestock Production and Management, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar-190 006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Submitted Date : 4-04-2020
Accepted Date : 30-06-2020

Abstract

Breed structure of cattle in Jammu and Kashmir has changed over the last decades due to influx of different type of cattle from outside and implementation of various cattle developmental programmes. Presently, around 50% of the total cattle population has been upgraded into high yielding crossbred varieties, with highest proportion seen in the Srinagar District. A study was planned with the objective of studying the performance traits of these crossbred cows in the Srinagar District of J&K. Lactation yield, peak milk yield and daily milk yield was observed to be significantly higher in HFCB cows than JCB cows. Lactation length was significantly longer in JCB cows than HFCB cows. Gestation period and calving interval was longer in HFCB cows than JCB cows, whereas service period and age at first calving was longer in JCB cows than HFCB cows. Dry period was slightly higher for JCB cows than HFCB cows. Birth weight was significantly more in HFCB calves than JCB calves. It was concluded that both crossbreds performed well in the local conditions of Srinagar District of J&K.

Keywords

Crossbred Cows Dairy Production Reproduction Traits

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