Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 40 issue 2 (june 2021) : 142-146

A Study on Farming Conditions and Production Performance of Available Genotypes under Commercial Dairying of Chittagong Bangladesh

Tanni Chanda, M.K.I. Khan, G.C. Chanda, G.K. Debnath
1Department of Dairy Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali, Bangladesh.
Cite article:- Chanda Tanni, Khan M.K.I., Chanda G.C., Debnath G.K. (2021). A Study on Farming Conditions and Production Performance of Available Genotypes under Commercial Dairying of Chittagong Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 40(2): 142-146. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-205.
Background: There are no in-depth research on commercial dairying management and performance of dairy cows under commercial dairying in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The good farming practice and cow’s productivity leads the farm profitability. This study may assist to overcome the problems related to the profitability of dairy farms.
Methods: The study was conducted in 28 commercial dairy farms based on two types of data. Primary data: generated from stock inventory and farm management information using a pretested survey questionnaire and analyzed data of average production performance and quality of milk traits indifferent crosses collected directly four times season wise (summer, monsoon and winter) from each selected farms of Chittagong, Bangladesh from 2014 to 2015.
Result: Overall management system of irrespective categories of farms was in moderate condition with some exception. Highest number of milking animal was 50% HF × 50% L cross under all farm categories. Crosses of 75% HF × 25% L were highest in number under farm category A and lowest C. In terms of milk quality and quantity, farms with higher number of animals were in better condition. Daily average milk yield was significantly higher in monsoon followed by summer and winter. Therefore, this current study would be helpful for the dairy farmers to find out an expected solution to overcome the problems in this sector.
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