Effect of Season, Parity and Stage of Lactation on Productive Performance of Sahiwal Cattle

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3978    | Article Id: B-3978 | Page : 597-602
Citation :- Effect of Season, Parity and Stage of Lactation on Productive Performance of Sahiwal Cattle.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2021.(55):597-602
Sushil Kumar, I.D. Gupta, Nisha Sharma, Revanasiddu Deginal, Anshuman Kumar, Anuj Chauhan, Oshin, Naseer Ahmad Baba, Saleem Yousuf, Archana Verma vetsushil09@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal -132 001, Haryana, India. 
Submitted Date : 8-01-2020
Accepted Date : 2-05-2020


The study was conducted to understand the effect of season, parity and stage of lactation on productive performance of Sahiwal cattle. The data of productive traits of 133 Sahiwal cattle from 2016 to 2018 maintained at the Livestock Research Center, Karnal, Haryana, were used for this study. The production data were analyzed using least-square procedures based on season, parity and stage of lactation. Results indicated that the parity had significant (p<0.05) influence on monthly milk yield (MMY) whereas, the stage of lactation had highly significant (P<0.01) influence on monthly milk yield (MMY) and test day milk yield (TDMY). However, there was no significant effect of season on different productive performance traits in Sahiwal cattle. The phenotypic parameter estimates indicated that the parity and stage of lactation of cattle can be used as a selection tool for improvement of productive traits considering its high positive phenotypic correlations with succeeding productive traits in Sahiwal cows. 


Parity Productive traits Sahiwal Season Stage of lactation


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