Studies on linear body measurements of Red Kandhari calves in their breeding tract of Maharashtra

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3539    | Article Id: B-3539 | Page : 485-491
Citation :- Studies on linear body measurements of Red Kandhari calves in their breeding tract of Maharashtra.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2019.(53):485-491
D.V. Bainwad, B.M. Thombre, M.F. Siddiqui and P.V. Padghan 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 body measurements and body weight of Red Kandhari calves at various stages of growth were studied for both male and female at different locations in the breeding tract. The idea is to obtain the real picture of the breed in the breeding tract. The body measurements play an important role in judging calves and often help in predicting probable value of the calves. Body length and height at withers are the measures of bone growth while chest girth is a measure of development of muscles, bones and fat and it has close relationship with the live weight.

Keywords

Body measurements Judging Live weight Skeletal growth.

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