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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 45-51
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.006


Effect of Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors on First Lactation Production and Reproduction Traits in HF × Gir Cattle
S.S. Jadhav1*, D.K. Deokar2, Y.G. Fulpagare3, U.Y. Bhoite4, S.D. Mandkmale5 and C.V. Nimbalker6
1RCSM College of Agriculture, Kolhapur, India
2College of Agriculture, Dhule, India
3Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India
4Research cum Development Project on Cattle, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India
5AICRP on Goat, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India
6Department of Statistics, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out with the objective of performance appraisal of HF × Gir cattle with respect to production and reproduction traits. The performance records of 421 HF × Gir half breed cattle sired by 48 bulls were collected for production and reproduction traits spread over a period of 39 years (1977 to 2015) from Research-Cum Development Project on Cattle, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri District Ahmednagar (Maharashtra). The overall least squares means for first lactation total milk yield (FLTMY), first lactation 300 days milk yield, first lactation length (FLL), First dry period (FDP), First service period (FSP), First calving interval (FCI) and Age at first calving were 2701.77±46.04, 2511.70 ±37.40, 320.43± 3.04, 88.40±2.58, 130.14±3.19, 409.17±3.25 and 990.69±6.53 days, respectively. Further, the least squares analysis revealed non significant effect of season of calving and age at first calving groups on all first lactation reproduction and milk production traits. Whereas, the effect of period of calving was found to be highly significant on FLTMY, FL300DMY and AFC and non-significant on FLL, FDP, FSP and FCI. However, the effect of sire was found to be significant on FLTMY, FL300DMY and AFC. The heritability of all traits except FCI and FSP were moderate in magnitude which indicated these traits are more influenced by additive genetic variability and hence there is more scope for improvement by selection. The highly significant genetic and phenotypic correlation was found between production and reproduction traits.


Keywords: HF × Gir cattle, Genetic parameter, First lactation traits
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Jadhav, S.S., D.K. Deokar, Y.G. Fulpagare, U.Y. Bhoite, S.D. Mandkmale and Nimbalker, C.V. 2019. Effect of Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors on First Lactation Production and Reproduction Traits in HF × Gir Cattle.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 45-51. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.006