Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 40 issue 2 (june 2021) : 189-192

Effect of Chelated Minerals Supplement on Milk Yield and Composition of Sahiwal and Hariana Cows

Tushar Rajendra Bhosale, Gorakshanath Raosaheb Antre, Dheeraj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar Pandey
1Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413 722, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Cite article:- Bhosale Rajendra Tushar, Antre Raosaheb Gorakshanath, Kumar Dheeraj, Pandey Kumar Rajendra (2021). Effect of Chelated Minerals Supplement on Milk Yield and Composition of Sahiwal and Hariana Cows. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 40(2): 189-192. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1598.
Background: The study was carried out at the Dairy farm of Banaras Hindu University, Dist. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). Twelve (12) Sahiwal and Hariana cows ranging 4 - 6 years of age was randomly selected for present investigations. Animals were stratified for their initial body weight and age. The objective of the study was to compare the effect of feeding chelated mineral based formulation on dairy cow production performance, namely milk yield and milk composition. 
Methods: The trial was conducted with dairy cows 3 - 4 months of lactation. The experimental treatments included: Fedamin (Chelated minerals, given 50 gm. /day/ cow) and control. The study lasted from 0 to 30 days. Milk yield and milk composition of cows were measured individually on days 1, 8, 15, 22 and 30. 
Result: The Fedamin treated group (Chelated minerals) improved the milk yield and fat percentage in milk during this study as compared to control and specific gravity, solid-not fat, protein, lactose and total solids of milk differ non-significantly.
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