HORMONE RELEASE, MILK PRODUCTION AND COMPOSITION IN MURRAH BUFFALOES MILKED BY HAND AND MACHINE

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00008.9    | Article Id: B-2506 | Page : 444-447
Citation :- HORMONE RELEASE, MILK PRODUCTION AND COMPOSITION IN MURRAH BUFFALOES MILKED BY HAND AND MACHINE.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):444-447
Mahendra Singh1, B.S. Prakash and S. Mallick chhokar.ms@gmail.com
Address : Dairy Cattle Physiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001 India

Abstract

Lactating Murrah buffaloes selected from the institute herd were categorized as hand and machine milking group. Blood samples were collected before milking, after concentrate feeding and teat message, during milking, and after completion of milking. Plasma prolactin (PRL), growth hormone (GH) and cortisol (CORT) concentrations were measured. Mean milk fat, protein, lactose and SNF content varied non-significantly between the groups. Milk somatic cell count (SCC), plasma glucose and NEFA concentration was more (Pat feeding of concentrate mixture, teat message and milking operations either by hand or machine significantly stimulate release of plasma PRL, CORT and GH hormone in Murrah buffaloes.

Keywords

Buffaloes Composition Hand milking Hormone release Machine milking Metabolites Milk yield Teat stimulus.

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