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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 676-680
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.085


Effect of Fenugreek Seed Supplementation on Milk Yield and its Composition of Crossbred Dairy Cattle
Revathi*, D. Anandha Prakash Singh1, V. Ramesh Saravana Kumar2,K. Thiruvenkadan3 and N. Bharathy1
1Livestock Farm Complex, 3Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, (Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University), Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Livestock Production Management, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunellveli, (Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University), Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Effect of fenugreek seed supplementation on milk yield and its composition were studied using twelve crossbred dairy cattle. While six cows were supplemented with soaked fenugreek seed, the rest were treated as control. The study period comprises of 30 days of pre-supplementation, 60 days of supplementation and 30 days of post-supplementation periods. The mean milk yield (litres) was significantly (P<0.05) higher with fenugreek supplementation (8.93 ± 0.16) as compared to pre-supplementation (8.24 ± 0.09) and post-supplementation (8.37 ± 0.22) periods. The total solids and SNF per cent during supplementation period (13.51 ± 0.07 and 8.63 ± 0.03) showed significantly higher values as compared to pre-supplementation (13.18 ± 0.03 and 8.54 ± 0.02) and post-supplementation (13.19 ± 0.05 and 8.55 ± 0.03) periods. The mean fat and protein per cent during supplementation period (4.89±0.06 and 3.22 ± 0.01) were significantly (P<0.01) higher as compared to pre-supplementation (4.64 ± 0.02 and 3.12 ± 0.01) and post- supplementation (4.64 ± 0.03 and 3.14 ± 0.01) periods. This indicated the positive effect of fenugreek seed on milk yield and its composition.


Keywords: Fenugreek seed, Milk yield, Milk composition,Dairy cow
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Revathi, P., D. Anandha Prakash Singh, V. Ramesh Saravana Kumar, A. K. Thiruvenkadan and Bharathy, N. 2020. Effect of Fenugreek Seed Supplementation on Milk Yield and its Composition of Crossbred Dairy Cattle.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 676-680. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.085