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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1488-1496

Feeding Pattern of the Buffaloes in Bidar District of Karnataka
Vranda, K. Satyanarayan, V. Jagadeeswary and J. Shilpa Shree
1Department of V and AH Extension Education, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India
2Department of Animal Husbandry Economics, Madras Veterinary College, Vepery,Chennai, India
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Dairy farming is one of the important activities among the rural farmers. It provides sustainable income and reduces unemployment to a large number of the rural poor. The study was conducted in Bidar district of Karnataka state and is purposively selected for the study since it has got predominant buffalo based dairy production system. The main focus of the study was to assess the feeding and nutritional management of buffaloes. Bidar and Humnabad taluks were randomly selected for the study. A total of 180 buffalo farmers were selected for the study. An exploratory research design was adopted for the study and multistage random sampling technique was adopted for the study and data were collected using a structured interview schedule. The study revealed that majority (84.44%) of the farmers is practicing grazing along with feeding green fodder and dry fodder as per availability. Majority (68.33%) of them feeding the home made concentrates to animals by making use of available ingredients at their disposal. Majority (66.67%) of the green fodder feeding and dry fodder (89.45%) as such without chaffing and majority (63.33%) of them are not practicing any treatment of fodder method before feeding. Majority (56.67%) of them practiced feeding of concentrates by soaking in the water. Most (57.23%) of farmers were unaware of balanced feeding in buffalo farming. Majority of them feed the balanced ration during milk production and most of them are not practicing mineral mixture feeding. Common salt feeding was commonly practiced by majority and supplementary feeding was done mostly for the lactating animals followed by for heifers and least during late pregnancy.

Keywords: Feeding, Nutritional management, Buffaloes, Bidar district

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Vranda, R., K. Satyanarayan, V. Jagadeeswary and Shilpa Shree, J. 2021. Feeding Pattern of the Buffaloes in Bidar District of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1488-1496. doi:
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