PREDICTION'OF BODY WEIGHT BASED ON PRE-PARTUM BODY MEASUREMENTS AND SKIN-FOLD-THICKNESS IN CROSSBRED DAIRY HEIFERS

Article Id: ARCC3381 | Page : 65 - 67
Citation :- PREDICTION'OF BODY WEIGHT BASED ON PRE-PARTUM BODY MEASUREMENTS AND SKIN-FOLD-THICKNESS IN CROSSBRED DAIRY HEIFERS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2003.(37):65 - 67
K.S. Das*, A. Sinha Mahapatra, N. Das and T.K. Bhattacharya
Address : Indian Veterinary Research Instltute,lzatnagar, Bar¢Jly - 243122, India

Abstract

The pre-partum body measurements and skin-fold-thickness of thirty six crossbred dairy heifers were used for predicting the body weight. An the parameters showed significant correlation with body weight throughout the end trimestet of pregnancy. Amongst them, body measurements had very high (P< 0.01) and positive correlation with body weight. The best prediction equation was also developed for body weight with 70% precision.

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