Article Id: ARCC3180 | Page : 68 - 70
Citation :- FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ADOPTED BY BUFFALO FARMERS UNDER WATERSHED AREA.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2007.(41):68 - 70
D.V. Bainwad, B.R. Deshmukh, B.M. Thombre and D.S. Chauhan
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, College of Agriculture, Latur - 413 512 (M.S.), India


During the study the data were collected from 200 rural buffalo farmers from different twenty
villages under the watershed area of Parbhani district in Marathwada state. The maximum green
(8.69), dry fodder (5.22) and concentrate (3.19) Kg, respectively made available to milch buffaloes
was found in large farmers (F3) under watershed area owners provides their buffaloes for grazing
during day and tie them at night (100 per cent), provide kaccha shed (77.50 per cent) with kaccha
flooring (92.00 per cent) and part of residence (59.50 per cent). Before milking cleaning of udder,
milk utensils, shed floor, shaving of buffaloes adopted by cent percent farmers. Due to availability of purebred he buffalo breeding bulls all buffalo owners used natural service method of breeding and were also well aware about adoption of vaccination (95.00 per cent).


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