Effect of non-genetic factors on age at first freezing and age at first use in Murrah bulls

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.5720    | Article Id: B-2898 | Page : 314-316
Citation :- Effect of non-genetic factors on age at first freezing and age at first use in Murrah bulls .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2016.(50):314-316

Mohsin Ayoub Mir*, A.K. Chakravarty, B.C Naha, V. Jamuna and Dinesh M. Maher

mohsinvet546@gmail.com
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Dairy Cattle Breeding Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal - 132 001, India

Submitted Date : 22-10-2014
Accepted Date : 15-01-2015

Abstract

In present investigation, the effect of non-genetic factors on age at first freezing and age at first use in Murrah breeding bulls has been studied. The data on reproduction traits of 57 Murrah bulls under NDRI (National Dairy Research Institute) centre belonging to 14 sets of Network Project on Buffalo Improvement at ICAR-NDRI, Karnal (Haryana), India during 20 years (1993-2013) were analysed using fixed linear model. The data were classified into various sub-classes for season of freezing and use, period of freezing and use, parity, stages of lactation and age groups of buffalo for age at first freezing and age at first use of Murrah breeding bulls. The average age at first freezing and use of Murrah bulls was estimated as 3.46 ± 0.08 years and 4.05 ± 0.13 years with the coefficient of variation of 14.43 % and 12.27%. The overall least-squares means for age at first freezing of Murrah bulls was estimated as 3.38 ± 0.01 years.

Keywords

Age at first freezing Age at first use Least-squares means Murrah bull Non-genetic factor.

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