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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2657-2670
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.312


Effect of Cooling and Concentrate Feeding on Performances of Karan Fries Cattle under Loose Housing System
Chittapriya Ghosh1, Shiv Prasad2, Sanjoy Datta3*, Dulal Chandra Roy1,Amitava Roy4, Shyam Sundar Kesh5 and Nirmal Kumar Tudu6
1Department of LFC, F/VAS, WBUAFS, India
2 ADG, ICAR, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi
3Department of AGB,
5Department of VCC, 6Department of Veterinary Anatomy & Histology, F/VAS, WBUAFS, India
4SMS (Animal Science), Murshidabad KVK, WBUAFS, India
 
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Twenty-four Karan Fries cattle in early lactation with good body condition score (>3 at 6 point scale) were allotted four treatments randomly in summer to study the effect of cooling in combination with altered fodder concentrate ratio on various production parameters. Provision of cooling as well as higher concentrate allowances significantly (P<0.05) improved the nutrients intake of the animals. Composition of various milk constituents didn’t differ significantly (P>0.05) by feeding or cooling strategies. Animals with access to evaporative cooling had greater milk yield than cows with fan alone. Highest overall milk yield was recorded in T4 group cows (16.96 Kg/cow/day) followed by T3, T2 and T1 cows (15.98, 13.99 and 13.07 Kg/cow/day) respectively. In conclusion, higher concentrate allowances in the ration along with evaporative (T4) cooling system was the best strategy to maximize production in summer.


Keywords: Karan Fries, Cooling, Fodder-concentrate ratio, Milk production
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Chittapriya Ghosh, Shiv Prasad, Sanjoy Datta, Dulal Chandra Roy, Amitava Roy, Shyam Sundar Kesh and Nirmal Kumar Tudu. 2018. Effect of Cooling and Concentrate Feeding on Performances of Karan Fries Cattle under Loose Housing System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2657-2670. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.312