NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF PREGNANT COWS IN DISTRICT KUPWARA OF KASHMIR VALLEY

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00033.8    | Article Id: B-2221 | Page : 571-574
Citation :- NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF PREGNANT COWS IN DISTRICT KUPWARA OF KASHMIR VALLEY.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):571-574
D. Medhi,* Sajad. H. Bhat, H.A. Ahmed and Y. Afzal dinamanimedhi@gmail.com
Address : Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar-190 006, India

Abstract

A survey was conducted in nine villages, three each from tehsil Kupwara, Handwara and Karnah of district Kupwara to find out the nutritional value of feeds and fodders, existing feeding practices and nutritional status of pregnant cows. For this purpose, fifteen farm families from each of the villages were randomly selected for the study. Data were collected from the selected farmers through a common questionnaire. The average dairy herd strength/family was 3.6±0.22, 4.1±0.23, 3.9±0.31 in Kupwara, Handwara and Karnah tehsils respectively. The average body weight (kg) of   pregnant cows was 165.57±0.10, 175.15±3.75 and 161.98±3.35 in the respective tehsils. The daily DM intake was 41.40 and 37.21 per cent excess in tehsils Kupwara and  Handwara, respectively than that of the nutrient requirement given in the feeding standard (Ranjhan, 1998) while for Karnah tehsil daily DM intake for pregnant cows was deficit by 6.80 per cent.  The DCP intake was 19.81 and 19.94 per cent excess for pregnant cows in Kupwara and Handwara tehsils while for Karnah tehsil it was deficit by 1.0 per cent. The daily intake of TDN was 51.10, 48.49 and 11.65 per cent excess to the standard nutrient requirements for the respective tehsils.

Keywords

Nutritional status Pregnant cows.

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