​​Impact of Trace Minerals Supplement on Reproductive Performance of Crossbred Cattle

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1573    | Article Id: DR-1573 | Page : 376-379
Citation :- ​​Impact of Trace Minerals Supplement on Reproductive Performance of Crossbred Cattle.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2021.(40):376-379
Dheeraj Kumar, Tushar Rajendra Bhosale, Mahendra Kumar, V.K. Paswan, Keshav Kumar, Anjali Nagori dheerumaal@gmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Production, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur-313 004, Rajasthan, India.
Submitted Date : 7-09-2020
Accepted Date : 3-05-2021


Background: In lactating animals, the majority of factors like nutrient intake, physiological health, housing management and atmospheric conditions affect reproductive performance of the animal. In dairy animals the main factor affecting reproduction is nutrition status that too trace minerals. So to have a good return from the livestock trace minerals with balanced feeding of the animals must be done. Optimum feeding of minerals with respect to the various stages of reproductive life cycle must be done to increase the reproductive performance. 
Methods: Hence, present research trial was carried out at the Dairy farm of Banaras Hindu University, Dist. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). 24 Cross bred (Sahiwal × HF) non-cyclic, non-pregnant cattle, ranging 3 - 6 years of age were randomly selected to assess the role of trace minerals in fertility of infertile cows. 
Result: It is observed from the study, total 24 infertile crossbred cows were selected to induce oestrus taken for correction of anoestrosity with incorporated minerals. Total 8 out of 24 animals exhibited oestrus symptoms after the treatment. Among the animals received incorporated mineral (treatment group) 50% showed the oestrus symptoms. Among the animals under control 16.66% came into heat.


​Fertility Infertility Oestrus Reproduction Trace mineral


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