Studies on productive performance of Red Kandhari cattle in their breeding tract of Maharashtra

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3538    | Article Id: B-3538 | Page : 551-554
Citation :- Studies on productive performance of Red Kandhari cattle in their breeding tract of Maharashtra.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):551-554
D.V. Bainwad, B.M. Thombre and G.K. Londhe bainwad_dv@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, College of Agriculture, Parbhani-431 402, Maharashtra, India.
Submitted Date : 15-12-2017
Accepted Date : 27-12-2018

Abstract

The productive performance of Red Kandhari cattle were studied at different locations in the breeding tract. The idea behind the collection of data in breeding tract of Red Kandhari cattle from the farmers and breeders herd of Red Kandhari rather than on the organized farm to obtain the real picture of productive performance of breed in the breeding tract. The productive traits often help in judging the economic value of the animal. The overall least square means for lactation milk yield (LMY) of Red Kandhari cattle was recorded as 417.28 + 1.09 kg. The effect of block and season were found significant to highly significant on LMY whereas, the effect of colour was found non-significant. The overall least square means for peak milk yield (PMY) of Red Kandhari cattle was recorded as 2.63 + 0.01 kg. The effect of block, colour and season were found non-significant on PMY. The overall least square means for days to reach peak milk yield (DRPMY) of Red Kandhari cattle was recorded as 39.48 + 0.09 days. The effect of block, colour and season were found non-significant on DRPMY. The overall least square means for lactation period (LP) of Red Kandhari cattle was recorded as 242.64 + 0.46 days. The effect of block was found highly significant on LP whereas, the effect of colour and season were found non-significant. The overall least square means for dry period (DP) of Red Kandhari cattle was recorded as 180.79 + 0.56 days. The effect of block and colour were found non-significant on DP whereas, the effect of season was found significant. The improvement in productive characteristics of indigenous breeds has become essential to make the economically viable dairy animals. 

Keywords

Dry period Economic value Judging Lactation period Productive performance.

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