Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1144-1148

Financial losses due to fertility problems in Anatolian Dairy Buffalo

Hasan Cicek, Murat Tandogan, Cangir Uyarlar
1<p>Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University,&nbsp;03200, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Cicek Hasan, Tandogan Murat, Uyarlar Cangir (2016). Financial losses due to fertility problems in Anatolian Dairy Buffalo . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(6): 1144-1148. doi: 10.18805/ijar.10981.

This study was performed to determine the financial losses due to fertility problems in Anatolian Dairy Buffaloes. The study material was lactation average values of Anatolian Dairy Buffalo. Age at first calving and calving interval were evaluated as fertility parameters. The financial losses relevant to one-day extension of these parameters were calculated. Bull cost was determined as per pregnancy, due to natural mating usually occurs in Anatolian Buffalo. The prices of calf, milk and feed were used in calculations. Accordingly, financial losses of one-day extension per animal in age at first calving and calving interval estimated were US$ 8.88 and US$ 6.07, respectively. When bull cost per pregnancy (US$ 6.49) was included, total losses were detemined as US$ 21.44. As a conclusion, it was determined that fertility losses may be induced in age at first calving and calving interval according to the deviations of target values. It was emphasized that financial losses might be reduced with improving of environmental factors in buffaloes which have important fertility disadvantages according to dairy cattle.


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