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Study of productive traits in Sahiwal x Holstein Friesian crossbred cows – Frieswal

Basdev Singh1, Pushkraj Sawant*1, Dhruvaraj Sawant2, Gautam Dutt, Sachin Todkar3
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1<p>Department of Animal Husbandry &amp; Dairying, Raja Balwant Singh College,&nbsp;Bichpuri-283 105, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.</p>
Cite article:- Singh1 Basdev, Sawant*1 Pushkraj, Sawant2 Dhruvaraj, Dutt Gautam, Todkar3 Sachin (2016). Study of productive traits in Sahiwal x Holstein Friesian crossbred cows &ndash; Frieswal . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(3): 425-429. doi: 10.18805/ijar.10717.

The present study was undertaken on data of 150 Frieswal cows (a new strain of Sahiwal x Holstein Friesian) maintained at Military Dairy Farm, Agra, over a period of 15 years from 1996-2010, based on age at first calving. The overall means for age at first calving (AFC), weight at first calving (WFC), first lactation milk yield (FLMY), first lactation period (FLP), first dry period (FDP) and first calving interval (FCI) were 928.07±0.08 days, 369.87±0.92 kg, 4054.35±22.14 litres, 301.84±0.26 days, 99.40±0.15 days and 401.33±0.33 days respectively. The period of calving has significant   influence on AFC and WFC, whereas non-significant influence on FLMY, FLP and FDP. The season showed significant influence on all the traits under study except FLMY. Both period and season has highly significant influence on FCI.

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